Tag: sapphires

Blue Valentine: only a couple of days until 14 February. British TV personality and fashion blogger @RosieFortescue picked her favourites from Sotheby’s @sothebysjewels “Spring Gem Edit” online sale, open for bidding until next Thursday. Pictured here is a selection of rings set with #aquamarines, diamonds and blue #sapphires. #SothebysJewels...
Silver niello ring inset with a sapphire, dated to the 14th century. The ring likely originates from Mamluk Syria. Arabic text, likely a prayer, is inscribed around the bezel. Image found on Pinterest, but ultimate source Christie’s.
hinducosmos: Amulet Box of a Noblewoman 19th – 20th century Tibet, Gold, beryl, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and turquoise. 4 x 4 in (10.2 x 10.2 cm) Two intersecting squares, symbolizing crossed vajras (thunderbolts), indicate the stability of Buddhism. Such amulet boxes (ga’u) often contained mandalas intended to protect the wearer. (via...

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