Known to ward off bad spirits, the evil eye is a symbol popular in jewellery throughout history.
This antique evil eye ring has two central turquoise cabochons, surrounded by 16 seed pearls forming an eye-like shape. The seed pearls vary in shades of smokey grey to a lovely light cream colour. The ring's shoulders also have some lovely detailing.
The shank is partially marked for 10ct gold and has the maker's mark H&S, this mark is now well worn. The eye shape measures approx 14mm by 7.5mm and the shank at the back of the ring is approx 2mm wide. The ring weighs approx 1.6g.
Ring size - UK N/US 6 1/2
Condition - The ring is in good antique condition but it does show signs of age and wear. The ring has been resized at some point in time and the resize mark can be seen on both the inside and outside of the shank. Due to the resize, most of the ring's hallmarks have been lost. The seed pearls also show signs of age - they vary greatly in colour from grey to cream. They also vary in size and shape. We've replaced two of the pearls, these are lighter in colour than the others. The shank also has light surface scratches to the gold and the inside of the shank is marked on the inside where the eye shaped face meets the shank. We think these marks are original to the ring from when it was first made. Please see photos.
*Please note the box pictured is not included in the sale*
Antique 10ct gold turquoise and seed pearl evil eye ring
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