Tens of thousands of people were employed as jewelry manufacturers in the English cities of Birmingham and Chester in the late 1900s. Making rings like this was big business. Even families (aka women) could get in on the action by assembling pretty little jewelry boxes at home and getting paid per piece by the big jewelry companies. The hallmarks inside the gold band here tell us the ring's exact origin: Birmingham 1875, a time when the city's largest industries were gold and silversmithing.
15k (marked), 6 3mm pearls, 10 1.5mm turquoise cabochons, 2 tiny rose cut diamonds, 1 tiny ruby
Hallmarked for 1875
Very good - Full British hallmarks
6.75, can be resized but please note that resizing will likely remove/obscure hallmarks; 10.3mm head, 2.3mm shank
1837 — 1901
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.
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb