Dating to and fully marked for Birmingham, England, 18kt gold, and the year letter for 1904, this high-karat Art Nouveau rose gold ring is a highly-wearable English jewel!
Measuring 7/8" x 1/2" across the bezel, this elegant, 113-year-old, early High Art Nouveau ring boasts a natural, oval mixed-cut amethyst solitaire measuring 9 mm x 7 mm x 5 mm and weighing a calculated 2.5 carats. The amethyst is a beautiful shade of deepest lilac, and is collet-set in an milligrain-edged, open-backed collet of 18k rose gold. Surrounding this gemstone is a fabulous frame of of whiplash curves, and golden beadwork, which puts this grand, rose-gold beauty into a class of its own! SO LOVELY!
This ring is one of the few English Art Nouveau rings I have seen in 18k rose gold, and it looks oh-so-wonderful on the hand! This ring is currently a size 4 3/4, but the plainness of the rear of the shank would allow for easy re-sizing by a good bench jeweler at little cost, and since the hallmarks are impressed to one side, sizing will not affect them!
Simply a one-of-a-kind example of Art Nouveau jewelry made from the finest materials available to the early 20th-century lapidary, this ring has made it through 110 years in all-original, intact, condition! It is in as fine a condition as the most discerning collector could hope for, without damage or repairs to either the gemstone or the setting. It is clear upon close inspection that this ring was completely hand-made; one can still see the tool marks inside the bezel! This ring weighs 2.47 grams.
If you collect the best in Art Nouveau jewelry, this ring belongs on your hand and in your collection! It would also make a stellar holiday gift for any lady fond of the finest in antique rings, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this exquisite, early Art Nouveau beauty; it is heirloom-worthy, up to 45-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
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