Sapphire became a favorite gem in rings and brooches for Medieval Kings. They believed that the sapphire would protect them from harm and envy. By the time of the Renaissance, sapphires were coveted by the wealthy and influential and were credited with the ability to prevent poverty, making an irritable man good-tempered and a stupid man wise.
Circa 1890, this wonderful, simple circle//square victorian band boasts such character, milgrain details, and a fine swagged gallery.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, platinum, .27ct ceylon sapphires (unheated), .05ct diamond
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1890
Measurements: Size 6.5, 2.6 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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