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Victorian Five Pearl Ring

$1,600

Throughout history, pearls have been one of the most coveted of all gemstones. In the centuries upon centuries before the invention of the cultured pearl, these organic gemstones were extraordinarily rare and highly prized. In the Georgian period, a strand of pearls of matched color and size could command a greater price than jewels set with diamonds, rubies, or emeralds. Pearls were included in European sumptuary laws and there were strict regulations as to who was allowed to wear them. This Victorian era ring was made at a more egalitarian time in history and could have been worn by anyone who could afford to buy it. It's made in 18k yellow gold and features five luminous split pearls of graduated sizes.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), 5 split pearls: 2 3.3mm, 2 4.3mm, 1 5mm, size 5.5

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - minor wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    5.5, cannot be resized; 6.2mm head, 2.2mm shank

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VictorianEra

18371901

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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