This ravishing 9ct gold vintage engagement ring boasts an incredible vivid Blue Zircon of at least 2 carats and is stamped with good clear hallmarks for 1960.
Not to be confused with the modern lab-grown Cubic Zirconia, the Zircon is an important earth-mined gemstone prized since ancient times because of its incredible sparkle!
Crafted in a gorgeous Art Deco revivalist design, a retro style that was very fashionable in 1960s Britain, the ring is made in two-tone gold: white gold for the stone setting and shoulders and yellow gold for the band. The intensely saturated turquoise-blue Zircon is the colour of tropical seas and it is super sparkly, Zircon has a very high refractive index that creates this brilliance.
The Blue Zircon is set in a white gold 6-claw tall crown mount with a cut-out under gallery, the lovely gemstone is framed by tulip motifs at the sides which are accented in beautiful millegrain beaded detail. A yellow gold band completes this ring in December's birthstone, she provides wonderful finger coverage with her tall bold profile and is bound to become the star of your ring stack!
MATERIALS: 9-carat white & yellow gold
GEMSTONE: Blue Zircon, Presidium tested, round brilliant cut measuring 7.5mm diameter, at least 2 carats
MEASUREMENTS: shoulders 5mm graduating to a 1.9mm band at the back with the ring sitting 7.5mm high
RING SIZE: UK J, US 4-3/4, we have sizing available for an additional fee (please be aware that if you choose to have the ring re-sized it is considered a customised item and is non-returnable).
HALLMARKS: stamped '9-375' for 9ct gold, sideways 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'L' for 1960 and a makers mark 'J.W. & S'
WEIGHT: 2.4 grams
DATE: mid-century dated 1960
CONDITION: in very, very good condition, the shank has minimal wear, the stone is securely set with no chips or flea bites just minor surface wear visible under extreme magnification, a fabulous 1960s retro ring promising years of wear and enjoyment!
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Materials: Blue Zircon, 9ct Gold.