Late Georgian Foiled Amethyst Ring
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A late-Georgian man's ring, decorated with big, fleshy, repoussé flowers and foliage. This ring is set with a large, foiled amethyst— the stone is a squat (almost square) rectangular cut, with nipped corners and a large open table. The bezel stands up off the band like a pillow, and is itself ornately carved. The old rosey yellow gold is smooth and buttery. The sumptuous carved flowers are likely cabbage roses. These rings were commonly worn over a glove. Pinkish-purple foil was used to enhance the color of the stone. Gold tests at 15k.
Excellent. Light, even, all-over smoothing. There is a cluster of small, light dings on the backside of the band. Stone has very light surface wear; some imperfections in the foil are apparent under magnification.
Ring head measures 17.15 mm x 17.56 mm. Rise is approx 7.9 mm. Ring shank measures 13.4 mm at the shoulder and tapers to 4.85 mm at the back. Please contact me with custom sizing requests. Weight is 8.9 grams.