Sapphire and Diamond Cluster RingIrene Byrne & Co
Gemstone: Sapphire and Diamonds
Cut: Oval Cut Sapphire and Brilliant Cut Diamonds
Weight & Colour: Sapphire = 3.90 ct, Medium Blue Colour, 8.60 x 6.70 x 7.30 mm
12 Diamonds = 1.35 ct F - G / SI2
Material: 18ct White Gold & 18ct Yellow Gold
Ian Abeshouse Valuation $12,800.00
Ring Size: L
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The 1970s was an era that emphasised quantity. Styles commonly featured a larger stone surrounded by an array of smaller stones (usually claw set) to form a cluster. This example is not your usual 70s cluster ring. It has been very elegantly designed, with a flatter bezel setting and milgrain detail. It features a beautiful oval cut, medium blue sapphire that is surrounded by a border of twelve brilliant cut diamonds to enhance the colour of the stone. This sapphire cluster was a popular engagement ring style for the period and 10 years later jumped in popularity with the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana. Today, it is a great style choice for the modern day woman as it has a low profile bezel setting which allows for it to be easily worn in our day to day activities. This setting is all handmade.
The Mid 20th Century Period (1950 - 1970):
Through the 50s and 60s the hair was bigger, the dresses were bigger and the jewellery followed suit. Women wore more extravagant pieces than ever before and men opted for lots of gold. Cartier introduced jewellery depicting leopards and panthers and from then on each jewellery house did the same. Van Cleef & Arpels created bejewelled animals and flowers and Bulgari had its Serpentini line. Cocktail Rings were something a woman could simply not be seen without particularly in the US where a ‘Cocktail Party’ was the most stylish event you could be invited to.