Gemstones: Sapphire

Late Medieval Gold Ring with Hexagonal Sapphire

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art 09 July 2009 | 2:30 PM BST London English, late 14th/15th century FINGER RING Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP LOT SOLD. 70,850 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) engraved gold, set with a sapphire in hexagonal collet, inscribed: JOYE SANZ FYN (joy without end) on the interior inside diameter: 1.8cm., 7/8 … [Read more...]

Sapphire and Garnet Ring Brooch

Ring Brooch Date: 1250–1300 Culture: British or French Medium: Gold, sapphires and garnets Dimensions: Overall: 15/16 × 3/16 in. (2.4 × 0.4 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: Gift of Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher, 2013 Provenance Found in Ringwood, Hampshire, England (in 1995); Sotheby's, London(July 6, 2007, lot 3); Tobias Meyer and Mark … [Read more...]

Late Medieval Sapphire Ring

Late Medieval Sapphire Ring, 14k gold with rubbed over bezel and closed back. Circa 14th-15th century Source unknown. … [Read more...]

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch

Egyptian-Revival Jeweled Fan Brooch, Cartier, London, 1923 Composed of an Egyptian glazed steatite plaque of semicircular shape, circa 600 B.C., inscribed with hieroglyphs, the border of papyrus and lotus motifs decorated with pear-shaped cabochon sapphires and square segments of onyx and enamel within a ground of pavé-set old European-cut and single-cut diamonds, the … [Read more...]

“Loyal Desire” Sapphire and Gold Ring

An important high carat gold medieval ring set with a natural irregular hexagonal cut sapphire, decorated with fine engravings and inscribed on the inside of the shank with the text ‘Loyal Desir’ which means legal or loyal desire which indicates the ring is a love token; for marriage or just a token of affection, early 15th century. Source link … [Read more...]

Gold and sapphire ring, European

Gold ring, the oval bezel set with a sapphire, with chased foliated shoulders, West Europe, 14th century Source link … [Read more...]

Greek Sapphire Finger-Ring

The ribbed octagonal hoop terminating in a six-petalled calyx and oval plate containing a sapphire within an irregular setting. Greece, circa 1400 Source link … [Read more...]

Byzantine Gold Earrings

6th–7th century, Byzantine. Gold, sapphire, pearl. These elegant earrings are decorated with pearls, a favorite jewel of the Byzantines. Sapphires, then called hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century. Source link … [Read more...]

Assiut’s Collar

The collar of Assiut, 400-600 AD. Nothing known about this image. … [Read more...]

Western European Sapphire Ring

Ring; Western European, gold set with a cabochon sapphire, circa 1300-1400 Source link … [Read more...]

Anglo-Saxon Sapphire Ring

Sapphire ring 'belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty' Source links: Independent.co.uk | York.ac.uk | Yorkshire Museum (PDF version, no images) … [Read more...]