If this ring could talk about itself, it probably would tell you that it has been worn by many generations of elegant women! Well crafted around 1860s, with quality material, (18K solid gold and silver), the elongated marquise shape ring features 5 pearls with high luster and very good nacre, in spite of the ring's age. The pearls are flanked on each side with 7 rose-cut diamonds. One small rose is missing, but it takes a 10X loupe to really notice it. The pearls are of varying sizes (between 2 and 4.5mm) with the larger one taking center stage.
The full one inch length of the face of the ring and the intricate gallery give an elegant allure to the ring. In the nineteenth century, these rings were often used as engagements, and if you like traditional wedding, this ring is absolutely the right one for you.
size of the face of the ring: 26.5mm x 10mm (1" x 7/16")
Material: 18K solid gold (750), silver 800, pearls, rose-cut diamonds
Style: Marquise, navette
Provenance: an estate sale in France
Condition: very good
Additional remarks: stamped with the French eagle head assay mark to guarantee it 18-carat solid gold. Further acid tested
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.