Georgian Pearl and Blue Enamel 18kt Gold Locket Ring

A classic Georgian era ring displays the elegance and craftsmanship we all crave in a Georgian piece. Two ribbons of cobalt blue enamel (a type invented and popularized in the Georgian era) wind around five natural pearls.* Hand-engraved patterns on the 18kt gold band complete the elegant simplicity.

Condition: Good antique condition. Ring size is 7 ¾, and given the enamel work on the sides, I would not recommend resizing. Enamel looks very good to the naked eye, but there is pitting and some small flakes missing that is visible under a 10x loupe. Center pearl measures 4mm and the outside pearls measure 2mm. The pearls look like most every other antique pearl set in a ring that I've seen, which is to say that the pearls are sunk down some in their settings, and under a loupe there are some circular rings from the sinking down. As is visible in the photos, one pearl is darker than the others. Looking at it under a microscope all of the pearls look to be original, and the different shade of that particular pearl may be original or may have gradually changed over time. The matching pearl on the other side is slightly darker as well. It is noticeable in person, though I think the difference is more pronounced in the pictures. Locket compartment on the bottom although there is no cover for it. Originally there may have been hair braided underneath and through the band, as it is hollow at least a little bit beyond the locket compartment itself. Engraving on the gold is a slightly work, but in excellent condition. *Pearls are assumed natural due to age and appearance.

Item ID: 0087

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Pearl/gold/blue, Size: 7 3/4

$1,250 USD

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