SOLD Vintage 9ct Gold Saphiret (Sappharine) Solitaire Ring
A pretty and simple ring from the late 20th Century, hallmarked with an unknown Sheffield maker P&I. The ring is made from 9ct gold and has a yellow gold shank with a white gold setting. At the centre is a lovely oval sappharine, a more modern version of saphiret, and this particular stone has been foil backed to intensify the colour. Saphiret/Sappharine is a form of sapphire coloured glass that has had melted gold added into it to give it a wonderful glow. Initially it has a mauve/brown colour with an aqua/blue glow that moves around the stone. This stone has plenty of colour and is a lovely eye-catching piece. I believe the sappharine is from the middle of the 20th Century and has been set in a more modern mount.
Materials - 9ct Gold, Sappharine
Age - Late 20th Century mount
Size - The sappharine measures approx 10mm by 7mm
Ring size UK I 1/2 US 4 1/2 This ring could be resized
Condition - Excellent
Weight - 2.08g