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Platinum White Gold Art Deco Diamond Spphire Wrist Watch
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
This stunning and very elegant oval 1920 Art Deco wrist watch features a platinum with blue Sappires and Diamonds case along with the dial's stylized numerals. The white gold mesh b...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Sapphire Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, Platinum

DeLaneau 18 Karat Gold Diamond and Multicolored Sapphires Heart Shaped Watch
Located in New York, NY
DeLaneau was founded by a woman in 1949 in Switzerland. They are one of the first watch companies to devote their entire collection to ladies timepieces. The face of this 18 karat y...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

DeLaneau 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and Multicolored Sapphires Bracelet Watch
Located in New York, NY
DeLaneau was founded by a woman in 1949 in Switzerland. They are one of the first watch companies to devote their entire collection to ladies timepieces. The face of this 18 karat y...
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1990s Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

DeLaneau 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and Blue Sapphire Bracelet Watch
Located in New York, NY
DeLaneau was founded by a woman in 1949 in Switzerland. They are one of the first watch companies to devote their entire collection to ladies timepieces. The face of this 18 karat y...
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1990s Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Stylish WristWatch Gold Titanium White Diamond Sapphire Lizard Strap Decorated
Located in London, GB
Micromosaic watch in titanium and diamonds. Lizard strap. Swiss quartz movement. Unique piece. Titanium Case 35mm Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass ­ Quartz Movement (Swiss Made) Whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Titanium

WristWatch Gold Titanium White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micromosaic watch in titanium and diamonds. Alligator strap. Swiss quartz movement. Unique piece. Titanium Case 35mm Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass ­ Quartz Movement (Swiss Made) Wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, Titanium

WristWatch Gold Titanium White Diamond Sapphire Shark Strap Decorated NanoMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micromosaic watch in titanium and sapphires. Shark strap. Swiss quartz movement. Unique piece. Titanium Case 35mm Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass ­ Quartz Movement (Swiss Made) White...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, Titanium, 18k Gold

WristWatch Gold Titanium White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Tsavorite
Located in London, GB
Micromosaic watch in titanium and diamonds. Alligator strap. Swiss quartz movement. Unique piece. Titanium Case 35 mm Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass ­ Quartz Movement (Swiss Made) ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, White Gold, Titanium

Stylish Automatic Wristwatch White Gold White Diamond Pink Sapphires Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micromosaic watch with diamonds, pink sapphires, Swiss Made, Automatic Movement. Alligator strap. Gold Case (38 mm) Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass ­ Automatic Movement (Swiss Made)...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Pearl, White Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Quartz Watch Necklace White Gold White Diamond Sapphires Emeralds Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Gold Case Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass Quartz Movement (Swiss Made) White Gold 750‰ White Diamonds Sapphires Emeralds For any questions please feel free to ask.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Sapphire, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Stylish Watch Stainless Steel Rose Gold Sapphires Hand Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micromosaic watch with gold and steel case, Swiss Made, Automatic Movement. Galuchat strap. Micromosaic Rotor. Steel Case (40 mm) Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass ­ Automatic Move...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Wristwatch Gold White & Brown Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micromosaic watch with gold case, Swiss Made, Manual Movement. Alligator strap. Limited edition, 10 pieces only. Piece entirely handmade by micromosaic artists. For any questi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Gold

Stylish Wristwatch White Diamond Blue Sapphire Emerald White Gold Quartz Mov
Located in London, GB
Gold Case Nano­Mosaic ­ Sapphire Glass ­ Satin Strap Quartz Movement (Swiss Made) White Gold 750‰ ­ White Diamonds Blue Sapphires Emeralds For any questions please feel free ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Yellow Gold Brown Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Sapphire Watches

Materials

Brown Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Automatic Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

Automatic Wristwatch White Gold White & Black Diamond Sapphire Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

Automatic Watch White Gold Blue Sapphires Alligator Strap Decorated Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Stylish Automatic Watch Stainless Steel White Diamond Sapphire Alligator Strap
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Decorated MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Automatic Gold White Diamond Sapphire Emerald Alligator Strap Nano Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Ruby Satin Strap Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Gold White Black and Brown Diamonds Sapphires Python Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Brown Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow ...

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Mother of Pearl Lizard Strap MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Stylish Watch White Gold White Diamond Sapphires Alligator Strap MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Automatic Watch Gold White & Brown Diamonds Emeralds Sapphires Galuchat Strap
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Automatic Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphire Emeralds Tsavorites Alligator Strap
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, Blue Sapphire, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, Gold

Stylish Wristwatch Gold White & Black Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap NanoMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Sapphire, Black Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Watch Automatic White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Automatic White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Hand Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphire Satin Strap Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Yellow Gold White and Brown Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Watch White Gold Black Diamonds Sapphires Emeralds Galuchat Strap Nano Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

Black Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Yellow Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Guilloche Dial Decorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

Sapphire, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Watch White Gold Black Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Decorated with MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

Black Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Stylish Watch Gold White Diamonds Blue Sapphires Alligator Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Stylish Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Python Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Mother of Pearl Galuchat Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Watch Yellow Gold Sapphires Ruby Lizard Strap Handdecorated with MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Stylish Wristwatch White Gold Whithe Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

Watch White Gold Steel Sapphires Alligator Strap Hand Decorated with MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Steel

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Hand Decorated with Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Stylish Watch Yellow Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Enamel Decorated Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Wristwatch Gold White Diamond Sapphire Alligator Strap Designed by Roger Thomas
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Stylish Watch Gold White Diamonds Blue Sapphires Alligator Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Yellow Gold White Diamond Sapphires Lizard Strap Handdecorated Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Watch White Gold White & Black Diamond Sapphire Satin Strap Decorated NanoMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Hand Decorated with Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Watch White Gold White Diamonds Titanium Blue Sapphires Satin Strap Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Titanium

Watch Gold White & Black Diamonds Sapphires Satin Strap Handdecorated NanoMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Gold White Diamonds Sapphire Satin Strap Hand Decorated with Micromosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Watch Gold White Black and Brown Diamonds Sapphires Alligator Strap MicroMosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Brown Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Stylish Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Python Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Arts and Crafts Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Watch White Gold White and Black Diamond Sapphires Silk & Fur Strap Micro Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Wristwatch Gold White Diamond Sapphire Alligator Strap Designed by Roger Thomas
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Automatic Watch White Gold White Diamonds Sapphires Ruby Alligator Strap
Located in London, GB
Micro Mosaic artists tiny handwoven Venetian enamel rods obtained from the high temperature melting of nine base colors with diamond dust, realizing endless combinations of tones and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sapphire Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage and Antique Sapphire Jewelry

The stone of choice for Napoleon, Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor has been a favorite of aristocrats and the well-to-do since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Learn how to shop for the bright blue gems that star in vintage and antique sapphire jewelry, and why it's chemically impossible for a sapphire to turn red.

Picture a sapphire. If the stone you conjure is a deep cornflower blue, you’re seeing only part of the picture. Although blue Kashmirs are considered the most valuable, sapphires come in every color except red. No matter the hue, this very special gem is rich in history and beloved by royals (FYI, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton share an 11-carat sapphire engagement ring), so September babies are in very noble company.

America’s version of royalty — old money and celebrities — have also shown a predilection for the blue stones. In 1940, John D. Rockefeller Jr. had Cartier mount a 62-carat sapphire he had bought from an Indian maharajah in a brooch for his first wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; in 2001, the piece sold for a then-record of $3,031,000 at Christie’s New York. The grand dame of jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor had a passion for the gems that her lovers were happy to indulge. Second husband Michael Wilding gave her an engagement ring set with a cabochon sapphire, while Richard Burton famously presented her with a Bvlgari sautoir set with diamonds and sapphires, including at its center a cabochon Burmese weighing 52.72 carats. One of the star lots in the sale of Taylor’s jewels at the Christie’s New York in 2011, it sold for $5,906,500.

You don’t have to have blue blood or a bulging bank account, however, to get an eyeful of this much-coveted gem. A number of outstanding examples reside in public collections. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History owns the 423-carat Logan sapphire, a gift from the Guggenheim family, and the Hall sapphire and diamond necklace, designed by Harry Winston and featuring 36 fine, well-matched cushion-cut Sri Lankan sapphires weighing a combined 195 carats. Also in the collection is the Bismarck sapphire necklace, designed by Cartier and sporting a central sapphire weighing 98.6 carats, which Mona Von Bismarck donated to the museum.

Sapphires are composed of corundum. Their color derives from trace elements, such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium. When the trace element produces a ruby hue, the stone is called, what else, a ruby. (which is, as mentioned above, why sapphires cannot be red by definition).

Find an exquisite collection of vintage and antique sapphire jewelry on 1stDibs.