Wonderfully domed 10 karat gold ring with multiple diagonal rows of Persian turquoise. The lovely luscious blue green color of the Persian turquoise stones accentuates the rose color of the gold. Alternating grooves and rows of turquoise create an almost swirl effect on the high, smooth dome.
Dome is solid on the back allowing the ring to be completely smooth and comfortable to wear. All turquoise stones are original and matching in color. Shank is a good width and not worn.
Ring is approximately a size 7 in American sizing.
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 was 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:
Gold is in excellent condition. Shank is not worn but does have minor dings, commensurate with age. Stones are all original and in proper order. No issues.Circa:
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