Bernhard Hertz White Sapphire Ring
Bernhard Hertz was a famous Danish goldsmith who completed his goldsmith training in 1858. King Frederick VII purchased Hertz's graduation piece as a gift for his wife, Countess Danner. It is rumoured that King Frederick gave his wife a new piece of jewellery every morning. Now, this piece is now on display at the Danish Design Museum.
Hertz used the money from this royal sale to set up his goldsmith business on Store Kongensgade. He went on to specialise in modern jewellery with floral motifs and reproductions of ancient jewellery. He became one of Denmark's most famous 'Skønvirke" Art Nouveau designer of the 20th century.
Three sparkling sapphires have been set into a domed 14ct white gold box setting. The ring has beautiful curvaceous rolling shoulders leading into a sleek The stone are
The ring is not suitable for stacking owing to its elongated shape.It is a perfect centrepiece ring. Whilst sapphires are known for their strength it is still recommended the ring is removed during physical exercise. As with all gold and gemstone jewellery, it is also recommended the ring be kept away from chemicals including chlorinated pools, cosmetics and household cleaners.
The ring is in excellent condition and has been inspected by a professional goldsmith of the famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter in London, England. There is microscopic wear to the metal however this is only noticeable when searching with a loupe.
Measurements & Materials:
Size: 56 EU/DK
Weight: 2.67 grams
Head of the ring measures 13mm long x 8.2mm (excluding the shoulders).
Each white sapphire measures approx 3.8mm (0.20ct).
The ring sits 3.8mm above the finger
The shoulders measure 4.6mm wide
The shank measures 1.1mm wide x 1.2 thick
The ring is crafted from 14ct white and yellow gold.
The underside of the gallery is stamped "585 BH"