Interlude In Pink - Georgian Sterling Silver Gold Overlay Pink Topaz Coronet Ring (GR026)

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Interlude In Pink -  Georgian Sterling Silver Gold Overlay Pink Topaz Coronet Ring.  This precious ring is crafted from sterling silver, with a gold overlay, tested.  Featuring a genuine oval cut pink topaz faceted gemstone, antique styling and detailing.  The coronet setting is set with a beautiful foiled back pink topaz, with a beaded detail surround. The band on the ring is smooth and polished , which allows for a comfortable fit.  The band is dainty, however still sturdy enough for daily wear. The back of the setting is closed back to support the foiling and gemstone (a characteristic of Georgian jewels). This antique Georgian ring is highly collectible and so beautiful, a piece to be cherished for many years to come.  

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect antiquity value. 

The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. ... The name for imperial topaz originated in nineteenth-century Russia. At the time, the Ural Mountains were topaz's leading source, and the pink gemstone mined there was named to honor the Russian czar. Ownership of the gem was restricted to the royal family.

The first yellow crystals (modern-day topaz stones) were discovered in Germany in 1737, and then in 1740, a large gem was found in Brazil.

While Topaz is found in Burma, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA and the Ukraine, the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (English: General Mines) remains the premier source.

Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.

The Georgian era covers a span from 1714 - 1837. This ring dates from the late  Georgian period to the early Victorian period.  

Care instructions: Closed back jewelry can not be immersed into liquid because it will damage the foiling on the back of the pink topaz.  To clean use a soft polishing cloth. 

 

Measurements: Face the Ring 11.00 mm x 9.00 mm 

Stone Size: 1.75 carats (face up) Gemstone carat weight can not be determined because of the closed backing. Carat weight is approximate. 

Weight: 1.80 grams 

Ring Size: 6 1/2 

Condition: Excellent considering age. 

Origin: Europe     Provenance: America 

Date: Circa 1840 

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