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Georgian Garnet, Pearl & Hair Padlock Ring

$3,600

This wonderful Georgian ring is made in the unusual shape of a padlock, it's lines are articulated with seed pearls of graduated sizes punctuated with almandine garnets. The upper portion of the lock features a lovely oblong garnet cabochon and the lower portion holds a locket set with a braided lock of hair. Note the lovely engraving on the underside of the face. Rare and very special.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), garnets, seed pearls, hair, glass

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Very good - looks like it might have been re-shanked at some point in time

  • Size

    6.5, can be resized; 5/8" x 1/2" head, 1.6mm shank

Georgian

Aboutthe

GeorgianEra

17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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