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Medieval cabochon sapphire ring. Centrally set with an oval cabochon natural unenhanced sapphire in a closed back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 1.50 carats, to a raised oval collet with polished borders and champfered edge, flanked by rounded trumpeting shoulders which gently curve to a slim shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 3.5g in weight, circa 13th-14th century, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence report stating the composition of the metal.
Sapphires were a favourite choice in the Middle Ages, though so rare that they were reserved solely for royalty, upper nobility and certain high ranking clergymen. Sapphires were thought to be imbued with magical powers such as protecting the wearer from the effects of poison, preserving chastity, keeping the peace and curing snake bites.
We are pleased to announce the exciting news that the Berganza showroom is expanding! The showroom has now closed for renovations and will reopen in early September.
Our website will remain active throughout this period. Any items purchased online during this time will be shipped as usual, we offer complimentary shipping both within the UK and internationally. All enquiries will be responded to once the store is open again, we appreciate your patience during this time.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The Team at Berganza