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used - less than 20 years old, vintage - more than 20 years old, and antique - 100 years old and over, are pre-loved and may show signs of age. This item is: Vintage
Vintage 9ct gold ring with a large emerald cut synthetic sapphire, ring size UK K, US 5 1/4, inside diameter 1.6cm / .6 inch, and weighing 10 grams. The beautiful burnt orange synthetic sapphire measures 2.1cm / .8 inch by 1.6cm / .6 inch, and is held with claws in a pierced decorative setting that is depth is 7mm / .27 inch.
The inside band is stamped 9, 375, with a leopard's head and the letter h. This means that the ring is 9ct gold, assayed in London, and is dated 1963.
This is a fabulous fine quality vintage ring from the 1960s, in very good condition.
Synthetic sapphires have practically the same chemical constitution as natural sapphires. Manufacturing synthetic gems began in the late 1800's, and was often used in antique jewellery.