This moonstone ring is beautiful with a large oval cabochon with wonderful blue gray opalescence. It is then surrounded with 10 each of alternating 3pt. diamonds and cultured pearls. It is designed in a classic style that is always popular and looks great on almost every hand.
The moonstone is in excellent condition with no cracks, nicks, chips, deep scratches or nasty abrasions. If you use a 10 power loupe you will find a few of those expected faint light surface scratches from wear over the years. The diamonds all appear to be the originals and are well matched in size and color with one having a few prongs beefed up. The pearls have definitely had 4 replaced and I feel a 5th is also a replacement. When inspecting them you will find a few different sizes of pearls as well as uneven color matching. The pearls are not prong mounted but done with a single spike as was usually done. It is common for pearls mounted in this fashion to have replacements. The gold is in excellent condition with no rips, cracks, dents, holes, scratches or repairs. We don't consider prong work a repair but necessary maintenance.
The ring has no makers or gold content marks but Rich has acid tested and will guarantee a minimum of 18kt. The ring measures an approximate 7 1/2 on my size pole with the total top design area measuring 3/4 inch by 7/8 inch. With it's classic design it is difficult to date but looking at the diamonds I would say circa 1925.
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