The ring is centered with one (1) emerald cut natural sapphire set into a four-prong head. The shoulders of the ring are each accented with a row of five (5), channel set, round brilliant cut diamonds and two-rows of seven (7), prong set, round brilliant cut diamonds. The side faces of the ring are each accented with one (1), bezel set, princess cut diamond. The ring measures 8.9mm at the top, rises 7.2mm above the finger, tapering to 3.8mm wide and 1.8mm thick at the base of the shank. This ring is currently a size 7.25 and offer complimentary resizing to fit.
As noted in the GIA Gemological Report, this world class 7.08 carat (exact carat weight) absolutely stunning 100% Natural sapphire specimen is unheated & untreated making this rare beauty one of the most beautiful & prized sapphires in the world.
A Gorgeous 8.57 Carat Near Flawless “VVS CLARITY” GIA Certified UNHEATED & UNTREATED Natural Bluish Green Sapphire and Diamond 14k Yellow Gold Cocktail Engagement Ring. As noted in the GIA Gemological Report, this world class 7.08 carat (exact carat weight) absolutely stunning 100% Natural sapphire specimen is unheated & untreated making this rare beauty one of the most beautiful & prized sapphires in the world. The gorgeous big size sapphire is set with an impressive 84 round brilliant GIA evaluated diamonds totaling 1.49 carats with Near Flawless to Eye Clean VS1-SI2 Clarity and Colorless to Near Colorless F-G color all set in a gorgeous Solid 14k yellow gold setting.
Marie Mancini (1639-1715) was the niece of Cardinal Mazarin, the prime minister to King Louis XIV of France. When she fell in love with the young king some spied ambition in the infatuation, but Louis returned her love. Anne of Austria, Queen Mother of France, violently opposed the romance. Her son’s marriage was political; the ideal fiancée was the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain, which had long been at war with France. Louis and Marie fought to pursue their love, but in 1659 Marie was forced into exile. Weeks before, Louis bought a string of pearls from his aunt, the Queen of England, who was living in exile in Paris. This was all he could offer the woman he had wished to give his crown. Marie later married the Italian Prince Colonna, abandoning Louis XIV for good. When leaving France, she took an important collection of jewelry and gems with her. Even while pushing her out, Anne showed Marie great generosity. It was perhaps from Anne that Marie received two enormous pear-shaped pearls weighing approximately 200 grains each. The pearls were passed down through Marie’s descendants for over three centuries, before their sale at Christie’s in Geneva in 1969.