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Jewels Of Contrast - Victorian 14K Gold Bloodstone & Pearl Ring. This unique ring is crafted from 14K yellow gold, tested. Featuring 4 natural bloodstone gemstones, 3 natural seed pearls, exquisite detailing and quality workmanship. The gallery is very pretty, which houses claw set translucent blood stone gems, green in colour with red flecks and 3 delicate silvery grey seed pearls. The centre pearl is set in a delicate gold star design flanked by a pearl on each side of the frame of gold. The combination of these contrasting gems are lovely and unique. The tulip type decoration on the shoulders is beautiful and adds character to the exquisite ring. The shank is simple, polished and smooth, which allows for a comfortable fit. The colour of the gold is a wonderful mellow yellow colour with a perfect aged patina. This highly collectible Victorian era ring would make a perfect gift for that special someone or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Legend says that bloodstone was formed when drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. For this reason , it is said to have special powers. Medieval Christians use to carve scenes of the crucifixion or martyrs into bloodstone, therefore they refereed to the bloodstone as the martyr's stone.
Pearls symbolize wisdom acquired through experience. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection. The pearl is also said to offer purity, generosity, integrity, and loyality of its wearer.
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.
Value is based on rarity, condition, age, workmanship, and the beauty of the ring. Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antique jewelry.
Measurements: Face of the ring 10.20 mm x 8.00 mm
Stone Size: Blood Stone 3.00 mm each Seed Pearl 1.50 mm and 1.00 mm
Weight: 1.90 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: Circa 1880