Blue Star Unheated Sapphire, 32 cts., Platinum New Ring by Pierre/Famille.
Star Sapphire, unheated, and Platinum Ring hand crafted by Pierre/Famille. This cabochon cut star sapphire weighs 32 cts., and is a pleasing medium blue color with a hint of violet. The handmade platinum mounting has a high polish, is simple and classic in design. The four eagle's talon prongs hold the stone well, yet are very sleek providing a stunning architectural silhouette.
Star sapphires overall will have an opalescence or velvety luster. The star in the center, radiating out to the periphery of the stone, is caused by very small needle shaped inclusions called an asterism.
When the light reflects off these tiny inclusions, one sees the star effect. This is best seen under one light source. We have shown this stone at different light levels. All stars are best seen in sunlight
This ring is in new condition, a size 7 and can be resized.
Today, a preponderance of jewelry is machine made in large factories around the world with abundant and obvious suspensions as to its enduring qualities using not only inferior stones, but also man made stones and treated stones utilizing artificial substances. Alternatively, this handcrafted platinum ring possesses a large and fine natural sapphire.
All items sold are accompanied by a detailed Statement of Value by our gemologist, as well as all original gemological documentation, if specified in the listing. As always, we guarantee all pieces to be exactly as represented. Each piece of jewelry arrives in a gift-wrapped fine presentation box.
Over the decades of our stewardship as a small but exemplary purveyor of the jeweler's art, we have strived to offer a fine and authentic selection, in excellent condition, of collectible jewels from all highly sought time periods at competitive prices. In the process, we have had the extraordinary good fortune of meeting remarkable people - some collectors, others just extremely interesting individuals who have taken the time and effort to examine their lives and select things that tend to make them smile, or admire, or just wonder at the exciting endlessly creative and nuanced panoply of jeweled artifacts.