Victorian, 18ct Gold, Natural Pearl Three-Stone Ring


£2,500
Product SKU: ARB-409

Freshwater pearl ring, late 19th century. Natural pearls are found in a number of different species of molluscs, and while the most famous varieties are found in our oceans, freshwater pearls have also been sourced for centuries in rivers and lakes around the world. Among the most famous examples of these are the rare and protected Scottish river pearls, which were favoured by Victorian jewellers working in the Arts and Crafts style, such as Archibald Knox, who designed the famed ‘Cymric’ jewels for Liberty. This ring is set with a beautifully matched trio of natural freshwater half-pearls of characteristic silvery lustre, their bases showing the concentric growth rings revealing their natural origins. A beautiful and simple design, comfortable on the hand, perfect for occasional wear.

 

 

Place Of Origin

Italy

Stone Type

Pearl: Accompanied by GCS report no. 81287-78, stating that the three half-pearls measuring approximately 7.0-7.8mm diameter are natural, freshwater, with no indications of treatment.

Setting Dimensions

Height of setting: 6mm
Width of setting at front: 21mm x 8.5mm

Metal Type

18 carat gold

Date Of Manufacture

1870 - 1890

Period Of Manufacture

Victorian

Condition

Very good

Signs Of Wear

Wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK K ½ / US 5.5 (complimentary re-size available)

Weight

3.68 grams (gross)