From the Art Deco period, a wonderful engagement ring that is set with three oval synthetic sapphires (which can be seen in some jewellery from about 1911 onwards, please see note below).  The blue stones are in yellow rub over settings and there are two brilliant cut diamonds set in between.  The ring has knife edge shoulders to a flat square cross sectioned yellow band.  The inside of the band is stamped "18ct" and it is also engraved with the dedication 'A.G. 18/6/27'.

Note:  Synthetic sapphires have the same chemical constitution as natural sapphires and are created by the Verneuil flame fusion process, a method discovered by the French scientist, M.A. Vernneuil (born 1856, died 1913).  It was discovered  in the late 1800s and is still in use today.  

Synthetic Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Engraved '18.6.27'
Stamped 18ct, testing and valued as 18ct yellow gold and palladium. 



Art Deco Diamond and Synthetic Sapphire Engagement Ring, Circa 1920s


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