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English Countryside - Georgian 18K Amethyst & Pearl Ring. This Gorgeous ring is crafted from 18K yellow gold, hallmarked 18CT ( British Hallmark for 18K) . Featuring a natural square cut amethyst, 18 genuine and natural seed pearls (one replaced) , Georgian styling, and quality gold-work. This delightful ring is collect -set with a central amethyst, surrounded by seed pearls. The amethyst has the most beautiful dreamy lavender colour and is exposed to the rings reverse side. The pearls have a lovely lustre and are grey in colour. The upper regions of the shank are bifurcated and highly ornate, displaying deep engraved scrolls and scalloped stems with open-work between. The middle regions of the shank exhibit engraved floral rosettes. The lower region of the shank is triple grooved around its perimeter. This is a common characteristic of Georgian jewelry, the fact that the shank is organized into 3 separate components. There is an embossed 18CT stamp marking on the inside circumference of the shank which equates to the high gold fineness of the ring. This charming Georgian ring is highly collectible, truly a perfect gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Rings before 1850 were completely handmade, gemstones were hand cut, only using tools to make these treasures. Machinery was not used until after 1850.
When John Benjamin from the British Antique Roadshow was asked what his recommendation was for people to collect , his answer was Georgian rings. Here is a lovely example of one.
Measurements: Face of Ring 13mm x 11mm
Stone Size: Amethyst 1.30 carat Pearl 2mm each
Weight: 4.30 grams
Ring Size: 6
Date: Circa 1820