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Georgian Goddess- Georgian 9K Marquise Wedgwood Cameo Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 9K yellow gold, hallmarked 9CT and makers mark. Featuring a genuine blue Wedgewood cameo, a Georgian era design and exquisite detail. The beautiful gemstone is collet - set into the rings marquise shaped and has a lovely Portland blue and white colour. It depicts a raised, white silhouette of a goddess a blue backgrounded exposed to the ring's reverse side and is signed on the back of the gem WEDGWOOD, which represents an early signature. There is a pretty twisted gold rope border around the entire perimeter of the head of the ring. The upper regions of the shank are bifurcated, looped with fine engraved nodules their outer surfaces and open -work between. The mid-lower region of the shank is double grooved, all are typical features of Georgian ring jewelry. This wonderful ring is highly collectible, truly a perfect gift for that special someone or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Wedgwood Jasper jewelry has many colours, styles and designs. Colours vary from pale blue to the darker portland, lemon, terracotta, green , black and the earlier mixed colours from the Georgian period.
Josiah Wedgwood joined Thomas Whiedon of Fenton in 1753. A well known and well respected potter of the day. On the 1st of May in 1759 he started working on his own and began Wedgwood potter. Classical subjects are seen on jewelry items and repeated over the decades. Wedgwood gems were set into 18K, 9K and sterling silver. This particular example is set in 9K British gold, and is highly collectible for its beauty and antiquity. Georgian Wedgwood jewelry is not often seen, therefore a great investment piece to be cherished for many years to come.
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 21mm x 10mm
Stone Size: Wedgwood Cameo Gemstone 18mm x 8mm
Weight: 3.3 grams
Ring Size: 9 1/4
Date: Circa 1820
Insurance Replacement Value $1200.00 CD (Tax Excluded)