Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a 18kt. yellow gold Victorian woman's fashion ring circa 1900. The central feature of this piece is a 5mm. round, cup set, white bodied natural pearl. The pearl has a clean surface with medium to high body lustre. The pearl is surrounded by old rose cut, round bead set diamonds. There is a total of 18 diamonds, 12 around the center and 3 on each side for a total weight of 0.40 carats. The mounting is a crown style giving the piece height. The ring is is 7/16" round. The ring is a size 5-3/4 to 6, can be resized and is in excellent condition. This piece comes in an antique box which may be original.
The Victorians loved symbolism and their jewelry represented hidden meanings. Pearls often meant teardrops, whilst diamonds signified eternal love. The meaning of this ring is left to the imagination.
The gold content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The mounting is marked "18K". The diamonds were measured for size using a standard jeweler's caliper. The diamonds were tested using a standard jeweler's diamond tester. The pearl in this piece was measured using jeweler's calipers.
The pearls are assumed to be natural since the piece pre-dates cultured pearls. The stones were not removed from the piece to determine exact carat weight.
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