What an adorable piece of jewelry history this sweet ring is. Circa 1901-1910, this lovely ruby and seed pearl ring was perhaps an engagement ring or a ring given to a daughter. How I wish it could talk and tell us its history! I adore the lovely natural rubies, accented by lovely seed pearls interspersed between the rubies. Perfectly lovely!
There are two oval shaped faceted rubies measuring 4.50 x 3.00 x 1.80 mm. The rubies have medium dark pinkish red of moderate saturation, weighing approximately 30/100 of a carat, with a little wear on top, as all antique jewelry has, nothing major. Interspersed between the rubies are nine seed pearls measuring approximately 2.00 mm, and they are good quality seed pearls. The ring is set in a tested 10K yellow gold taper band, meaning it has 41.7% fineness of pure gold.
The ring measures 5/8ths of an inch from east to west, 1/4 of an inch from top to bottom, and sits up 1/4 of an inch from the finger. Ring size 7, the ring can be easily sized by a good jeweler. The total piece weighs 2.79 grams.