Early Victorian 15ct Gold Ruby & Pearl Antique English Memento Ring Circa 1850 Vintage Estate Jewelry

£360.00

Gorgeous Victorian ruby & seed pearl ring

This ring is so beautifully designed with four pearls and six rubies

The pearls are around 3 mm, the three rubies are 2.5 mm and the other four are 1.5 mm.

This ring is hand crafted in 15ct yellow gold

The stones are bezel & peg set with pretty chased pattern around them

It has fancy openwork scrolled shoulders with the decoration continuing down the engraved shank.

To the reverse of this memento ring is a glazed locket compartment.

The ring is 10.5 mm across at the front.

It is 7.5 mm wide at the top of the shoulder tapering to 1.8 mm at the base of the shank.

This ring dates to the early Victotian period

It is a fine quality ring that weighs 2.7 grams

The size P (UK). 8 (USA) it would re size (evidence of historic re sizing).

This is a genuine antique ring is in good vintage condition (see condition notes)

It comes in the presentation box illustrated.

This fabulous ring looks so lovely when worn.

Condition notes: Good vintage condition – one pearl possibly a replacement – some rubies also possible replacements – please study my high resolution photos which form an integral part of the item’s description

our ref:17 92

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Description

Jewellery Facts 

Carat has two distinct meanings

Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold –

pure gold ie  a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24 carat gold

So for example with a ring which is 18 carat ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750  or 3/4

You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a some what modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world

The colour of pure gold is yellow. However if gold is mixed with other metals it can  become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or  pinky and is then known as rose gold

Secondly carat can refer to the weight of precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires

One carat is 1/5 of a gram – so 1/2 of a carat is 1/10 of a gram

Platinum marks 

 In 1973 platinum was first covered by the hallmarking act,  A standard of 950 parts per thousand was introduced.

The platinum mark is an orb with a cross on the top all set within a pentagon.

First pieces  were marked  in January 1975 at the London assay office

Jewellery Periods

Georgian        Georges      1714  –  1837

Victorian        Victoria     1837 – 1901

Edwardian     Edward  V11   1901 – 1910

Belle Epoque    Garland   Art Nouveau   Art Deco

please contact Paula for more details and to discuss price

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