Egyptian Revival Diamond & Turquoise Lotus Blossom Ring in 15k Gold
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An early Victorian flower-form ring, with Egyptian influences. This ring's head resembles an open lotus blossom, whose petals are decorated with small, round turquoise cabochons; the flower's center is set with an early old mine cut diamond. This central diamond is held in an interesting, bulbous, scalloped bezel. Openwork diamond-set lotus buds decorate in the ring's curling split shoulders. The ring shank is substantial and undulating, tapering from the shoulder, widening at the hip, and tapering again at the base. Striking, romantic, and unusual. Metal is 15k yellow gold.
US 5 3/4
This ring can be easily re-sized; to add custom sizing to your order, visit our services page.
Ring head measures approx 11.5 mm; center diamond measures approx 3.5 mm; accent diamonds measure approx 1.8 mm; turquoise cabs measures approx 2.2 mm. Curvy ring shank measres approx 7.6 mm at the shoulder, 4.2 mm at the hip, and 1.9 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.
There have been a number of Egyptian revivals, throughout recent history. Notably, in the 19th century, the public's imagination was captured by Egypt because of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. In the 1920s, the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb created another surge of interest.