This is a classic and romantically beautiful sapphire and diamond engagement ring. The deep, rich, blue oval faceted sapphire is set in four prongs. The platinum mounting set with round faceted diamonds pavé set, taper down the band. This paired with a pavé diamond band is a perfect wedding set.
Sapphires are part of the corundum family. They are the 2nd hardest stone next to diamonds withstanding daily wear and tear. Sapphires and Rubies (same stone, different color) come in every color of the rainbow and are a great alternative to a diamond for an engagement ring.
I recently attended a lecture about corundum through my GIA Alumni group in San Francisco to hear gem dealer Sheahan Stephen speak about Sri Lankan gem mining. This gem quality, deep blue color sapphire is getting rarer and more valuable due to new treatments that are on occurring in sapphires today.
Cut: Oval Cut
Measurements: 8.40 x 5.99 x 4.87 mm
Weight: 1.96 cts exact
Treatments: Heat Treated
Color: Deep saturated blue
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: round brilliant cuts
Weight: 6 = 0.22 cts
Measurements: 2.9-2.2 mm
Dimensions: 8.4 - 1.3 mm wide / 7.2 mm high off finger
Finger Size: 6.25 (can be sized)
Markings: Makers Mark IRID PLAT 7609t
Circa: 1990 or earlier difficult to date this one
Condition Rating: 8 (some surface abrasions and small nick on sapphire, some light scratches on metal)
Weight: 3.9 grams
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Sapphire and Diamond Ring in Platinum Sapphire and Diamonds
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually. For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.