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Victorian, French, 14ct Gold, Natural 'Oxblood' Coral Cocktail Ring, in Original Box

Product SKU: ARB-171

Coral ring, late 19th century. This ring is set with a large coral cabochon, set in a plain, galleried mount. Coral jewels experienced a surge in popularity in the early 19th century, when the European middle and upper classes embarked on ‘Grand Tours’ to Italy, and bought jewellery manufactured using coral sourced from the Mediterranean. Coral is treasured for its beautiful and distinctive range of colours, particularly its red and pink varieties, its ability to take polish to a high lustre, and its subtle surface structure, resembling the grain of wood. Often, coral is dyed or wax-impregnated to improve its colour or lustre, but unusually, this beautifully elongated cabochon is completely untreated.


Place Of Origin


Stone Type

Coral: approximately 9.00 carats
Accompanied by GCS report no. 79255-39, stating that the coral shows no indications of treatment.

Stone Dimensions

Coral approximately 27.8 x 10.4 x 4.3mm
Height of setting: 7.0mm
Width of setting at front: 15.2 x 31.0mm

Metal Type

14 carat yellow gold


French import assay mark for 14 carat gold

Date Of Manufacture

Late 19th century

Period Of Manufacture



Very good

Signs Of Wear

Very minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK: P US: 7.5 (complimentary re-size available)