This pretty antique ring is from the Victorian period, circa 1860's! The decorative design shows off an eye-catching combination of gems with white seed pearls (cultured and imitation) along with two pink garnet topped doublets and one green paste set centrally - each individually set into a bezel/bead design which forms a cluster. The head of the ring measures 9.4mm through it's largest diameter and is bordered with a delicate beaded surround. The shank is beautifully hand engraved all the way around. There is a crisp English hallmark inside the shank for London, 12ct gold assay hallmark and letter stamp, indicating year 1864.
The ring shows some age-appropriate wear for its 154 year age! One bezel partially broken-away and some replacement seed pearls.
A gorgeous antique treasure to collect, or wear ... with care!
Era: Mid- Victorian, c1864
Material: 12ct Yellow Gold
Gemstone: Seed Pearls (cultured and imitation) x 6, Garnet Topped doublets x 2 and Green Paste x 1
Hallmark: Date letter "i" (1864), city mark 'leopard' (London), "12" ".5" (12ct Gold)
Weight: 1.7 grams
Size: "M" (AUS) or 6.5 (USA)
Condition: Age-appropriate wear; one bezel is partially broken and there appears to be some replaced seed pearls.
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