Early Victorian Turquoise & Diamond Sweetheart Ring in 15k Gold
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An early Victorian flower-form ring, set with a tall rose cut diamond and six natural, petal-shaped, turquoise cabochons, whose colors range from sky blue to blue-green. These stones are all mounted in charming, crimped collets. The ring's shoulders are decorated with pierced carvings that resemble amphorae. The shank tapers from the shoulder. This ring would have been a fashionable sweetheart's gift during the late Georgian/early Victorian era. Metal is 15k yellow gold.
US 6 1/2
This ring can be easily re-sized; to add custom sizing to your order, visit our services page.
Ring face (including shoulder motif) measures approx 16.5 mm; flower measures approx 9.1 mm x 8.3 mm. Diamond measures approx 2.1 mm (including collet). Ring shank measures approx 6.75 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2.4 mm, at the base.
It is not uncommon for natural, untreated turquoise to change color over time, to varying degrees, when exposed to general oxidation and oils from a wearer's skin. This tendency to change with the environment is one reason to love turquoise.