A stunning sapphire ring, very reminiscent of Princess Diana’s engagement ring, will be offered as part of the ‘A Taste of Luxury’ auction on 17th December. The oval cut Ceylon sapphire ring is set amidst a border of fourteen round brilliant cut diamonds, overset in scallop edged platinum.
One of the most recognisable rings in history, Diana’s ring also consisted of 14 diamonds surrounding a blue, oval Ceylon sapphire. The ring’s design was based on a sapphire and diamond cluster brooch belonging to Queen Victoria, a wedding present from Prince Albert, which Victoria wore on her wedding day as her ‘something blue’.
Today, the ring is as visible as ever, worn by the Duchess of Cambridge as her own engagement ring.
An oval cut Ceylon sapphire and diamond cluster ring set in platinum and 18ct yellow gold.
The oval cut Ceylon sapphire is cut down set in 18ct yellow gold amidst a border of fourteen round brilliant cut diamonds rub over set in scallop edged platinum. With a pierced openwork undercarriage embellished with diamond set fleur de lis shoulders. Estimated total Ceylon sapphire weight: 8.97cts. Certified as unheated with no evidence of treatment. Estimated total diamond weight: 3.01. Assessed diamond colour: G-H. Assessed diamond clarity: VVS-VS.
A Taste of Luxury, 17th December
For more information, please contact department assistant, Senan MacDonagh at senan.macdonagh@dukes-auctions,com