Reserved. Georgian, 18ct Gold, Pink Rock Crystal Five-Stone Ring

SKU: ARB-476

£1,000

Pink Foiled Rock Crystal Ring. This charming mid 19th century ring is set with a sequence of five graduated oval faceted rock crystals, which are set in closed back settings lined with pink foil. Any jeweller will tell you that matching stones perfectly for size and colour is a very difficult task indeed, but in the 18th and 19th centuries, when mining techniques were still developing and some of the world’s largest deposits had yet to be discovered, gemstones were generally in much shorter supply than they are today, and it made finding matching stones infinitely more difficult. Jewellers, however, had a clever solution - by lining the closed-back settings of rock crystal and paste stones with coloured foil, they could create rich, beautiful, well-matched colour combinations, that sometimes even outshone the stones they were imitating. It is likely that these pink-foiled rock crystals were imitating pink topaz, which was immensely popular in the first half of the 19th century. Finished with a beaded border and intricate strands of twisted gold rope, this jewel is also redolent of the trend for archaeologically-inspired jewels that took hold in the 1860s, making it a wonderful and very wearable addition to any jewellery historian’s collection.



 Why I love it...

 

“ This is a rare little treasure, in remarkable condition for a ring that is approximately 250 years old. The craftsmanship is extraordinary; the gold cannetille gold detail is twisted spirally like a fine embroidery. But, what I love most about this ring is the pink foiling! The stones are most likely imitating the much-coveted stone of that time; pink topaz. This is a very special ring.

 

- Sammy, Founder



Place of Origin:
United Kingdom

Stone Type:
Rock Crystals

Setting Dimensions:
Height 3mm / Front 18mm x 9mm / Centre Crystal 7mm x 5mm

Metal Type:
18ct Yellow Gold

Manufacture Date & Period:
1750-1800 / Georgian

Condition & Wear:
Very good / Minor wear commensurate with age

We offer a FREE complimentary ring sizing service. Just leave a note on your order at the checkout.

If you want your ring resized quickly add "EXPRESS RESIZING" for £75 to your order along with desired size and the name of the ring.

If you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

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Can a ring be re-sized?

Yes, the majority of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and we'll take care of the rest!

What is my ring size?

Once you’ve set your heart on the perfect ring, if you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

How long does re-sizing take?

Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Can I purchase a ring and later return to be re-sized?

Yes, we will do our very best to help you every step of the way. There is no additional charge for this but the buyer is responsible for return postage and insurance upon return.

Can I pay in installments/layaway?

Yes, we are happy to spread over a few months. Please contact us directly to discuss a
suitable payment method and plan. We do not charge interest for installment payments.

Does the ring come with a certificate?

While most of our rings are accompanied with a gemological certificate, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is
an additional charge for this. All of rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.

Do you ship items internationally?

Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes
and duties may apply. However, we currently do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Russia, Singapore and UAE. You can read our shipping page for more information.

How long will it take for the ring to arrive?

For UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive. For orders from all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 4-5 business days for your order to arrive. Local taxes and duties may apply. You can read our shipping page for more information.

Where are you based, and do you have a shop I can visit?

We are based in London, England, and, for the time being, we are exclusively an online retailer.

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