Rose De France - Art Deco 14K White Gold Natural Amethyst & Seed Pearl Filigree Ring (ADR249)

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Rose de France -  Art Deco 14K White Gold Natural Amethyst & Seed Pearl Filigree Ring. This very special ring is crafted from 14K white gold, tested. Featuring one natural faceted elongated fancy cut amethyst, 38 natural seed pearls, Art Deco era styling, and quality high quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring showcases a beautiful 'Rose de France amethyst, which is a name used in the jewelry industry for a lavender/lilac colored amethyst. The lavender amethyst displays lavender/pinkish hues, which is framed by natural seed pearls strung on a gold wire (This is an ancient technique used thousands of years ago) The lovely amethyst is clear and sparkly, displaying a delicate color. The pearls are lustrous and white, displaying cream/white, and silvery/white overtones. The gallery showcases exquisite filigree work, which leads down partly down the shoulders of the ring. The shank is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. This Art Deco era ring would make an amazing addition to any antique jewelry collection. 

Comments: Beautiful Rose De France uniquely shaped amethyst.  Exquisite filigree detail and design. 

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antique Jewelry. We recommend that this Art Deco Circa 1920 ring be insured for $2000.00 (Tax Excluded) 

History: Ancient Greeks and Romans believed this gemstone could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. English regalia were decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC.

Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans revered the gemstone for its unique color and believed metaphysical properties. It adorned royalty and nobles as a symbol of power and prestige.

Where does Rose de France amethyst come from? Brazil: Brazil is one of the most significant sources of Rose de France Amethyst. The state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil, is particularly known for producing high-quality amethyst, including the pale lavender and lilac shades associated with Rose de France Amethyst.

A Rose de France amethyst is a member of the amethyst family of gemstones. It is defined by its markedly light shade of the purple known to the amethyst family. The color is reminiscent of a lavender/lilac shade.

Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

The 19th century saw the invention of white gold. At the time, manufacturers alloyed gold with palladium. It wasn't commercially available until 1912, when it was issued as a patent in Pforzheim, Germany, subsequently gaining popularity as a more affordable alternative to platinum in the mid-1920s


Measurements: Face of the Ring 24.00 mm x 16.00 mm 

Stone Size: Rose De France Amethyst 3.50 mm     Natural Seed Pearl 1.00 mm each 

Weight: 4.60 grams 

Ring Size: 6 1/2 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1920

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