Antique 19ct Gold Pearl and Assorted Gemstone Ring

Antique 19ct Gold Pearl and Assorted Gemstone Ring

Regular price R 25,950

Antique 19ct Gold Pearl and Assorted Gemstone Ring
 
The antique dress ring has a bowed bezel which is set with a large central pearl, as well as a number of emeralds, rubies, diamonds, chrysoprase and seed pearls. Given the probable age of the ring there is a high probability that the central pearls and the seed pearls are rare natural pearls. The central pearl measures 8.7mm diameter. It is round, with slight unevenness; very light grey; and has good lustre. It shows minor signs of wear appropriate for its age. The other stones include ten small rose-cut diamonds (circa 0.2ct in total); four opaque, cabochon polished, green chrysoprase (circa 2.2mm diameter); four round old-cut emeralds (2.2mm diameter and showing some wear); four round cabochon polished rubies (circa 1.8mm diameter); and four seed pearls. The ring has assorted stamps, including for 800 fineness yellow gold (19.2ct). A number of Continental European countries, such as Portugal, used 800 fineness gold (i.e. 80% pure gold) for making jewellery, which translates to 19.2ct gold.
 
Weight                                    8.5g
Age                                         Circa 1900
Dimensions                             16mm max width; 20mm shoulder to shoulder;
                                                11.5mm high; 2.9mm wide shank at back
Size                                           L+
Condition                                Very good
Stock Code                             BF836