Sense & Sensibility - Georgian English 15K Gold Natural Persian Turquoise & Pearl Ring (GR029)

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Sense & Sensibility - Georgian English 15K Gold Natural Persian Turquoise & Pearl Ring. This Majestic Georgian ring is crafted from 15K gold hallmarked 625 and 15ct with makers initials J & P.  The ring features 7 natural Persian turquoise cabochons,10 natural seed pearl gemstones, Georgian era styling, and high quality hand-craftsmanship. The gallery of the ring exhibits decorative 'bobbles' all the way around its periphery and measures 13.0mm diameter. It is claw-set with a central turquoise cabochon gemstone of size diameter 4.75mm. This is bordered by lustre glow seed pearl gemstones, each of size 1.5mm, and 'trefoils' of turquoise gemstones of similar size. All of the gemstones are in top condition and exposed to the ring's reverse side for easy cleaning access. The shank is split at its apical regions and typically Georgian, split into 3 characters. Its apex is 'looped with terminal scroll's and with ornate open-work between. The central portion is invaginated and marquise in shape. The lower region is 'double grooved' all the way around its perimeter. An embossed {15ct}{.625} stamp mark, including the maker's name initials, are present on the inside circumference of the shank. Size 'O'{UK}, 7.5{US}. Weighs 4.1 grams. Top condition throughout with genuine gemstones and without repair --- a unique and pretty example, which looks as though it came right out of a Jane Austin novel. 

Comments: English 15ct gold rings were more rare from this time period than other karats of gold. This is a beautiful example of Georgian jewelry, which brings the sea and earth together. Georgian jewelry are completely hand-crafted. 

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the vale of early jewelry. It is highly recommended that this Georgian Circa 1820 ring be insured for $2600.00 + GST = $2730.00

History: Firm evidence exists that Persian Turquoise these mines were heavily worked beginning in the 10th century, but there is also evidence that some of the mines near the surface may have been exploited as early as 2100 B.C. Persian Turquoise has been used in jewelry for thousands of years and will most likely contiunue to be cherished and appreciated for many years to come. 

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.

Natural pearls grow in the wild without human intervention. They are very rare, and most natural pearls in the market today are antique. Cultured pearls are grown in pearl farms, and are the direct result of human intervention. The vast majority of pearls in the pearl/jewelry market are cultured pearls.

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.

Measurements: Face of the Ring 20.00 mm x 13.00 mm 

Stone Size: Persian Turquoise 3.00 mm - 2.00 mm       Natural Pearl 1.50 mm 

Weight: 4.10 grams 

Ring Size: 7 1/2 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1820

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