Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a charming 14kt. yellow gold late Victorian ring c. 1890. The ring features a central amethyst stone. The stone is a round, faceted, prong set 6mm. deep purple amethyst. The stone has no visible inclusions and weighs approximately 0.25 carats. The amethyst is mounted in a 6 prong setting with a simple gold band. The ring is a size 5 and can be re-sized. This piece weighs 1.4 grams. There is an unidentified maker's marks of "SMCo".
The gold content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The amethyst was tested using a standard jeweler's gemstone tester. The amethyst size was calculated using a standard jeweler's caliper. The gemstone carat weight was calculated based on standard measurement practices. The stone was not removed from the piece to do physical testing or for weight.