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AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum
AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum

 

Weighing 13.04 carats and donning a rich blue color, this incredible Ceylon sapphire and diamond platinum ring is a sumptuous blend of natural wonder and jewelry making mastery. Let’s find out what exactly is a Ceylon sapphire and have a closer look at this stunning ring.

What is a Ceylon Sapphire?

The Logan Sapphire Brooch, National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC
The Logan Sapphire Brooch, National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC

 

Ceylon is the former name of Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Although a small country, Sri Lanka is renowned for producing an abundance of precious gems, including sapphires. In fact, in October 2003, the blue sapphire was declared as the national gemstone of Sri Lanka. Cherished for the quality and sizes, Sri Lanka has been the source of some of the world’s most famous sapphire jewelry including the Blue Giant of the Orient (466 ct), the Logan blue sapphire (423 ct), and the blue sapphire engagement ring (12 ct) of Diana, Princess of Wales, now worn by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

 

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton's Ceylon sapphire engagement ring
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s Ceylon sapphire engagement ring (Image: Vogue)

 

Although Sri Lanka is no longer officially referred to as Ceylon, sapphires that are sourced there are still affectionately known as Ceylon sapphires. And that label denotes quality, preciousness, and prestige.

13.04 Carat Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Ring

 

AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum
AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum

 

One of the most spectacular rings we currently have in stock, the heart of this ring is the AGL-certified 13.04 carat royal blue Ceylon sapphire. The oval-cut gemstone measures 13.3 x 11.34 x 9.35 mm and simply takes your breath away. Adding to the appeal of the rich blue stone is its unheated and unenhanced state–pure and straightforward beauty by mother nature! It’s worth noting that unheated sapphires are scarce as most of them in the market are subject to heating processes to enhance their color and appearance.

AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum
AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum

 

Surrounding the 13.04 ct oval-cut Ceylon sapphire are 14 white diamonds, set to radiate out from the center blue gem, creating an almost floral look. Finally, to match the majestic blue sapphire and sparkling white diamonds, the metal of choice used for the ring is, of course, platinum. Adding an intriguing design touch are the yellow prongs, holding the blue Ceylon sapphire securely in place. The contrast between the rich blue hue and the warm yellow tone is striking indeed.

AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum
AGL Certified 13.04 carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum

For an engagement ring fit for a princess, this amazing Ceylon sapphire ring with diamonds is sure to make any heart sing with joy. Rather than a traditional diamond engagement ring, make your proposal truly special with a ring that stands out from the rest. However, this ring is of course not confined to an engagement ring label, but rather, can be a fantastic high-jewelry addition to any ladies’ jewelry box. Show your significant other just how special she is to you with a ring that speaks louder than words.

 

Written by

Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home.