Far From Madding Crowd - Victorian 15K Gold Diamond, Pearl & Emerald Ring (VICR121)
Far From Madding Crowd - Victorian 15K Gold Diamond, Pearl & Diamond Ring. This exquisite ring is crafted from 15K Gold, hallmarked 15 and 625 (British hallmark for 15K), Birmingham, a letter Z for 1874 and a makers mark C.N. Featuring a natural rose cut diamond. 6 natural pearls, 2 round cut emeralds, Victorian styling and quality gold-work. These Victorian rings are such treasures. They are so fine and beautifully made. This example exhibits a delicate square setting which houses a glowing rose cut diamond. Surrounding the diamond is a halo of luminous silvery grey pearls. The central cluster is flanked by an emerald on each side, which adds interest, beauty and contrast to the ring. The shoulders are exhibit the most beautiful engravings, leading down to a plain, polished shank , which allows for a comfortable fit. This Victorian era ring is truly a treasure to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.
Note: Value is based on rarity, condition, age, workmanship, and the beauty of the ring. Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antiquity value.
In History of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from the 20th of June 1837 until her death on the 22nd of January 1901.
Far From madding crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership.
The novel is the first to be set in rural southwest England. It deals in themes of love, honour and betrayal against a backdrop of seemingly idyllic, but often harsh, realities of a farming community in Victorian England.
Just to think that this ring was made the year that Madding Crown was published in 1874.
Measurements: Face of the ring 15.00 mm x 9.00 mm
Stone Size: Diamond .01 carats Emerald .08 carats Pearl 2.00 mm each
Weight: 2.20 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/2
Origin: England, Birmingham
Date: Dated 1874