Absolutely stunning 14k rose gold (very strong pink color) antique Victorian 8.23 carat Madeira citrine quartz ring, size 9-1/2. Very dramatic wide six-prong setting set on a thick ring shank band with hand engraved shoulders. Measures 3/4" in length, band measures 1/4" in width with a dramatic side profile of 5/16" off the top of the hand. Weighs 7.7 grams. The Madeira citrine quartz has very rich well saturated color and clarity. The oval faceted gem measures 18mm x 11.5mm 7.5mm (8.23 carat). Hand engraved by the original owners on the inside of the ring shank "GWG JHG". Typical of the majority of authentic antique Victorian jewels (particularly hand crafted pieces such as this), the piece is not gold hallmarked, but it has been carefully tested by two separate independent jewelers for karat fineness and purity. In outstanding extremely well babied condition, mid-Victorian circa 1860-80. Very light abrasion on the edge of the citrine, extremely minor even with magnification. Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November.