The Bavarian Gentian Ring will be exhibited at the MIDORA in Leipzig from 5 to 7 September 2020.
The gentian plants are often characterised by their deep blue and strong colour, which is why they are regarded as a symbol of loyalty. The gentian is also used to obtain remedies.
So it is not surprising that this gentian flower is also made of 750 yellow gold, an important piece. In the middle of the five curved petals, a special stone picks up the typical gentian colour. The centre of the ring is formed by an extremely rare star sapphire in a bright blue with 14.17 ct. It is surrounded by five miniature diamonds.
Typical for starstones are three intersecting rays of light, which produce a star effect or asterism. They are said to represent faith, hope and destiny. There are only cabochon-cut starstones, but other corundums, such as ruby or purple sapphire, can also have stars. Yellow or orange sapphires, on the other hand, do not. Most of all starstones have their origin in Sri Lanka and have been appreciated for centuries for their appearance and rarity. Untreated stones as large as this one are extremely rare and will never change colour.