The Victorians were well known for their romantic symbolism, espcially in jewellery. This sweet Victorian turquoise and seed pearl flower ring has been made to symbolise a forget-me-not, a flower quite literal in its meaning and often gifted from one lover to another, especially if they had to be apart for some time. The ring features six small turquoise cabochons that vary in shades of blues and greens and a central small seed pearl. The stones are set in collet style settings, typical of this era and the shoulders have beautiful engraved detailing too. Ring size - approx a US 4.5 / approx a UK i 1/2 The forget-me-not flower measures approx 8.3mm by 7.5mm and the shank is approx 2mm wide at the back of the ring. The ring weighs approx 1.45g in total. The ring isn’t hallmarked which is common for a ring of this age. The gold tests as at least 9ct gold. Condition - The ring is in wearable antique condition but does show signs of age and wear. There is wear to the turquoise and seed pearl stones, one of the turquoise stones does have a visible chip and other stones do have signs of glue residue on close inspection. We think this is likely very old but some of the turqoise stones could have been reset or replaced over time. When looking at the ring from a side profile, some of the turquoise stones sit much higher in their settings than others. There is surface wear to the gold and in some places on the shank the gold is yellow in colour and in other places it is rosier in colour. We think the ring could have some old repair work to the shank as there are also some solder marks to the gold in places. There is also a dark mark to the shank towards the back that looks like a previous gold test mark. There is also what looks to be a small patch of rust to the underside of the flower. Please see photos for more details. We recommend removing this ring when showering/swimming as it should not come into contact with water or lotions as this could loosen/damage the stones. *Please note the antique box pictured is not included in the sale but the ring will be shipped in a new presentation ring box and pouch*
Antique Victorian forget me not turquoise and seed pearl flower ring
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