If you leave your details, we can arrange a viewing with you to tell you more about this item.
Tudor sapphire ring. Set with an octagonal faceted natural unenhanced sapphire in a closed back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 6.00 carats, to an impressive ring with an octagonal shaped bezel with stepped gold border, the heavy broad shoulders leading into a D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 22g in weight, circa 16th 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 due course.
Our website will remain active throughout this period. All enquiries will be responded to during this time and any items purchased online will be shipped as usual, we offer complimentary shipping both within the UK and internationally.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The Team at Berganza