Wonderfully stunning! The best color of Persian turquoise stones completely fill the high dome. Two mine cut diamonds are quietly placed to denote the center area. These diamonds could have had special significance such as one for each child. Set in 9 karat slighlty rose gold, it is silky smooth inside.
Back of dome is not hollow and shank is completely solid. Ring is 5.5 to 6 American size and could easily be sized.
Easy to wear and could be worn on a daily basis to add color to any ensemble. The beauty of Persian turquoise is that all of the vairous pieces match; thus, this ring will easily compliment any earrings or pendants from the Victorian period.
Dating to the 1880's, it is a perfect example of an English Victorian piece. Persian turquoise became all the rage due to Prince Albert's specially designed brooches for the wedding train attendants when he wed Victoria. Much of Queen Victoria's jewelry was adorned with this stone which also symbolized empowerment and was to believed to have held special healing properties.
Persian turquoise has a very identifiable hue and can readily be identified. It wss often reseved for use in only the extremely wealthy's jewelry. Thus, when one was seen wearing a piece with this stone the woman was immediately perceived as belonging to the upper class.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared.
9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
All stones are original and in proper order. Gold is in excellent condition. Shank is thick and not worn. Slight dings commensurate with age.Circa:
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