1940s Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Oval Cluster RingIrene Byrne & Co
This sweet 1940s Ceylon sapphire and diamond oval cluster ring, is like a summer flower in a meadow. The oval cut 0.50ct Ceylon sapphire of very good clarity, is bezel set in 18ct white gold within a border of twelve round brilliant cut diamonds on a reverse tapered 18ct yellow gold band.
Gemstone: Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond
Cut: Rectangular Cut and Old European Cut
Carat: Emerald = 0.16ct measuring 3.40 x 2.80
2 Diamonds = 0.08ct
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold and Platinum
Maker: BK & T
Measurements: 1.70 to 1.20 mm Tapered Band
Ian Abeshouse Valuation
During the 1940s, women’s clothing became more masculine with structured shoulders and nipped waists, so their jewellery became more feminine. Large brooches set with colourful jewels made their way into the spotlight and larger, more layered necklaces adorned the necks of most women who frequented lavish soirees. Larger rings with more angular cut stones were also popular and often incorporated the stepped shoulder design used during the Art Deco period that preceded it.