3 Carat Cushion Cut Ceylon Blue Sapphire In Double Diamond Halo 18 Karat White Gold
This exquisite ring boasts a 3.06 carat rectangular cushion cut Ceylon Blue Sapphire, the most rare and treasured color tone of all sapphires. Surrounding the sapphire, are 1.02 carats (total weight) of virtually perfect diamonds in an elegant double halo. Though distinctly different, this ring echoes similarities to the world famous Princess Diana engagement ring. Set in 18 Karat white gold, the ring is an heirloom quality treasure that will perfectly accessorize ANY social event, however glamorous!
This striking 18K white gold ring boasts 1.02 carats of near perfect diamonds (approximately E-F in color and VS-1-2 in clarity) in a double halo encapsulating a SPECTACULAR Ceylon Blue Sapphire. This sapphire is exquisite.
It is a rectangular cushion cut, 3.06 carats measuring 10.2 mm x 7.0 mm x 4.4 mm and the clarity grade is approximately an SI-1.
With a rich and dynamic range of hues in blue, and a vivid saturation, this stunning Ceylon Blue Sapphire is quite literally a 1 in a million stone, and is simply the best shade of blue we have ever had in our possession.
The ring is size 6 1/2. Ring Sizing available for an additional cost.
A written appraisal will be included with the purchase.
All jewelry items will be professionally buffed, polished, and steam-cleaned by an experienced bench jeweler before being shipped.
Free shipping in the United States. International shipping rates will be determined by location. If you are outside the
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What is Ceylon?
Ceilão was the name given to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese when they colonised the country in 1505, which was then called Zeylan by the Dutch and later transliterated into English as Ceylon when Britain colonised the land in 1798. Although the country gained independence in 1948 it was known as Ceylon until it was officially named ‘Sri Lanka’ in 1972. Sapphires from Sri Lanka are still fondly referred to as Ceylon Sapphires and are widely used in sapphire engagement rings and other fine jewellery.
Sri Lanka is the only country that has been producing a seemingly never ending supply of high quality gemstones. It also has the highest density of gem deposits in relation to its landmass with 90% of the landmass said to be composed of gem bearing Pre Cambrian rock.
For many centuries, Ceylon blue sapphire have been treasured by royal families around the world. Renowned for their allure and range of blues; sapphires are considered a symbol of love, loyalty, power, royalty and wisdom. Some of the most prominent relationships royals have had with sapphires are the Ceylon Sapphire encrusted Imperial Crown of Russia worn by Queen Catherine II of Moscow, the Ceylon blue sapphire brooch given by Prince Albert to Queen Victoria on the eve of their wedding (also worn by queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Diana’s renowned engagement ring, currently worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Did You Know?
Besides blue sapphire and ruby, the corundum family also includes so-called “fancy sapphires.” They come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. The mineral corundum is composed only of aluminum and oxygen, and it requires a growth environment that’s free of silicon. However, silicon is a very common element, making natural corundum relatively uncommon. In its purest state, corundum is actually colorless. Colorless sapphires were once popular diamond imitations, and they’ve staged a comeback as accent stones in recent years.
Our photos are taken with a Canon 70D on a 50mm lens with manual settings for macro photography. The items are lit in a bright white LED light-box designed for product photography. Image manipulation is kept to a minimum, and only used conservatively to correct white balance to achieve the most accurate results. We will never "photoshop out" any flaws, blemishes, imperfections, dents, dings, or any other damage from any item we photograph.
About Cristina's Jewelry
As a family business, we at Cristina's have thrived for nearly 30 years by selling high quality, hand crafted estate treasures, and we keep our overhead low so that we may sell these treasures at far below retail boutique prices. We carefully research each of our precious items for sale, and include, to the best of our knowledge (and after all these years in the business, this knowledge has become quite extensive) the most accurate description of our items for sale, including historical information, provenance, and condition of item, so that you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that you'll be getting what you're paying for.
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and CLOSELY EXAMINE EACH PHOTOGRAPH before purchasing.
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Though our prices are competitive when properly compared with similar quality items, we are always happy to review and consider reasonable and respectful offers. Please EMAIL US if you'd like to make us an offer on one of our treasures.
Return Policy For Internet Sales
You have 10 days from the time your package arrives to return your item for a full refund. All returned jewelry items must be in the same condition as was sent to you. No jewelry will be accepted for return if it is damaged, altered or worn. We also offer an exchange for store credit only within 30 days after purchase. All sales are final after 30 days.