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Antique Amethyst and Gold Ring

Antique Amethyst and Gold Ring

Regular price $950.00 USD
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An absolutely stunning and very large (almost 26 carats!) amethyst set in a rosy yellow gold antique ring mounting. This ring dates from the middle Victorian era and has been beautifully preserved. The amethyst is oval-shaped, having a deep, rich color with slight lilac blue undertones. The gem is cradled at the north, south, east and west sides by double claw prongs and held in a solid gold gallery which tapers to sit comfortably against the finger.

Amethyst is a variety of quartz found all over the world. In ancient times, the rich purple hue of this gem conferred a meaning of wealth and status (as in a connection to royalty) and was believed to be an antidote for melancholy. Until the late 19th century, amethyst was considered as rare as diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald. Eventually, large deposits were discovered in Brazil, allowing the modern market a wider variety of this beautiful gem for jewelry production.

 

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Amethyst measures 25mm tall and 17mm wide and weighs 25.88 carats (calculated by measurement.) Setting sits 10.7mm off the finger. At back of ring, narrowest part of ring shank measures 1.7mm.

Ring size 5.5 / UK size L. If needed, this ring may be sized either up or down a few sizes by your jeweler. 

Very good antique condition

12k (tested)

8.7 grams

This ring will be shipped in a luxe, custom-made velvet and grosgrain ribbon ring box. Shown in last image are a sample of the variety of colors and shapes; one will be selected for you.

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