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Antique & Vintage Pearl Rings

Victorian Ruby & Pearl Ring

£650.00

Victorian Ruby & Pearl Antique 18ct Gold Cluster Ring ca 1880

Charming Victorian Ruby & Pearl ring.

This ring is hand crafted in 18ct gold.

 It is set with gorgeous rich red rubies and wonderful creamy white seed pearls

The central ruby is surrounded by four pearls with a pearl to each side and a further six rubies

The stones are bezel & peg set with pretty scalloped circumference.

The back is closed in typical Georgian / Victorian fashion

The yellow gold shoulders are beautiful decorated

This delightful ring looks fabulous when worn.

· The head is 13.5 mm across x 8.5 mm wide.
· Rubies between 1.5 – 2mm. Pearls 3.5 – 4.5mm
· It dates to the mid Victorian period circa 1880
· Size M (UK, 6.5 (USA) it would easily re size
· It weighs 2.8 grams
· It is in excellent condition.
· our ref:2044

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    Description

    Pearls, amber and coral are precious gems produced by plants and animals. These gems are adored because they are so attractive and  rare and have thus been worn as jewellery for thousands of years. The most highly prized and the most expensive of this group are the fabulous and amazing pearls, they have one very unique quality, which is, they can be worn by anyone, at any time, in any situation!

    Factors affecting the price of pearls.

    Pearl types, Lustre, thickness of nacre, colour, shape, size, surface quality, treatment status. The most expensive type of pearl is the natural pearl, these were the only type available until about 1900, when Miki Moto started to produce cultured pearls. Cultured pearls are from farmed oysters, whereas natural pearls come from “wild” oysters. Also we have sea water pearls from the oceans and fresh water pearls from the rivers and streams. Seed pearls were very small pearls used extensively in Victorian jewellery. Artificial pearls are made from many materials often coloured glass.

    Care of your Pearls.

    Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in cloth or tissue so as not to be scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.

    Also pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.

    Additional information

    gem

    Pearl, Ruby

    product-type

    Victorian & Edwardian