Recently Sold GR017
Georgian Opalescence - Georgian 15K Opal Solitaire Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 15K yellow gold, hallmarked 15CT. Featuring a natural oval cut opal, exquisite detail and Georgian styling. The face of the ring displays an attractive scalloped border which houses a central opal gemstone that exhibits a range of bright vibrant colours in the light. It is framed by a raised foliate decoration and closed off from the rings reverse side. The upper regions of the shank are trifurcated and highly decorative. The central stem is raised and all 3 stems bear fine engraved markings to the front surfaces. The mid lower region of the shank is double grooved; all typical features of Georgian ring jewellery. The undersurface of head of the ring displays engraved name initials, such a wonderful feature to have in a Georgian jewellery. This very special Georgian ring is truly a piece to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.
Note: 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 12mm x 9mm
Stone Size: Opal .30 carat
Weight: 1.60 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: Circa 1820