This lovely topaz and pearl cluster ring dates to the Georgian period. Topaz is believed to derive its name from either the ancient Sanskrit word topas meaning "fire", or for the Ancient Grecian island of Topazios. The gemstone occurs in many places throughout the world, as well as in varied colors including yellow, pink, and colorless to name a few. Topaz mines were discovered in Brazil in the 17th century, a Portuguese-held territory at the time, and the fruits of these mines were shipped to Portugal and traded throughout Europe for use in jewelry. This classic Georgian ring is rendered in bright rose gold. The dazzling peachy-pink hued topaz is backed in foil and haloed by seed pearls ranging in color from warm cream to silvery grey.
14k rose gold (tests), 7mm imperial topaz, seed pearls.
Very good - marks from previous resizing are visible on the back of the shank and at some point there was a repair made to one shoulder.
6.75, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1/2" head diameter, 3.5mm shank.
1714 — 1837
please note:Not suitable for everyday wear.
Foil-backed gemstones may be irreparably damaged if they come into contact with water. Remove your jewelry when washing your hands or showering. If moisture gets behind the stone, the foil could oxidize and darken. These jewels are extremely old, fragile objects and were not designed to be worn every day. Treat them as the museum-quality artifacts that they are.