Natural yellow sapphires are compelling—and at a full 3.5 carats it is large as well as mesmerising. With coloured sapphires, the clearer and more vivid the colour, the more valuable the stone. The sapphire in this ring, designed in Hatton Garden, is a gorgeous mid yellow, totally natural. It is also a very ‘clean’ stone for a gem of this size—and all of these make it valuable.
What is also intriguing about this ring is the ‘hall-of-mirrors’ effect of the emerald cut, the gems exhibiting a lovely fusion of the light and dark planes, just as they should, the longer lines and unique play of light exuding a graceful beauty and an Art Deco flair. An emerald cut demands especially high quality stones if it is to work as beautifully as this ring—and here, both yellow sapphire and diamonds are eye-clean and in perfect harmony.