The Setting: Two-Level Pyramid-Halo Art-Deco Wide Shank
- 18K White Gold with UK Hallmark
- 25mmx20mm Visual Top Dimension
- Extra Wide Bracelet-Style Band with Rectangular Substructure (Wrist-Band-Style)
- Four Single Top-Round Corner Prongs in Yellow Gold
- Total 0.45 carats in 66 conflict-free diamonds in VS (or better) and color G (or better)
- 4.9 gram (incl. gems)
- Size USA 7 (re-sizing free of charge)
Comment: One of David's signature designs: A wrist-band-like shank that does NOT get significantly thinner in the lower shank but stays almost as wide, like the currently fashionable heavy gent's wrist watches. The rectangular cut-outs in the band lighten the design, while at the same time maintain the heavy Art Deco character; in contrast to the oval center stone. In this specific ring, David chose only two levels of halos where else in bigger gems we may find up to four levels of halos. A relative light-weight with under five grams but appearing to be much heavier. London's goldsmiths created a masterful one-of-a-kind setting around an equally unique high-end center gem.
- Unheated African Sapphire 1.00 carat
- Oval: 6.59x5.26x3.56 mm
- Cut: Mixed
- Color Grade: Excellent+
- Tone: Medium Dark 70
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Free of Inclusions
- Cutting Grade: Excellent (precision cut in UK)
- Depth: 67%
- Brilliancy: 90%
- Origin: Africa (probably Madagascar)
Certificate: IGI S3B22661
Overall Grade: Excellent+
Comment: Neon hot pink sapphire, on the very border to ruby. Utterly clean, even under the lens, precision cut with max brilliancy and naturally without window or any other flaw. IGI report with 'no-heat' and wide cast origin Africa and therefore in this quality most likely Madagascar, IMHO. Band and gem together guarantee many OMG, Ahs and Ohs and questions where your friend could buy another one? Which is when you can say 'that's not possible' because this is a one-of-a-kind work, and even if you would copy the setting (buh!), it would not be possible to find another identical gem, as opposed to mundane diamonds of which you can find hundreds with exactly the same features and look. BTW: Herein also lays the reason why the big designer-houses like Graff or Dior, though they do strive to produce top quality jewels, cannot use untreated gems because these are always different and too rare to supply a mass-demand even if it is a smaller high-end segment, but still is a mass-market with several hundreds of exactly identical gems needed for each design. Truly one-of-a-kind jewelry you can find solely in out-fits like ours or with bespoke productions on demand at a local goldsmith and a gem from us (or someone like us). Either way, owning a one-of-a-kind luxurious item in a world of mass-products is the final statement of individual taste. Though Graff and Dior might charge you more, they will ask you to travel to one of their few outlets before they are willing to give up even basic product information, like 'is the ruby treated' or 'how much?'. An old world concept, standing on the edge of the cliff.
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