Victorian Green Glass and Seed Pearl Ring 14k c. 1880
This sweet little ring was made in the late Victorian period circa 1880 and features a marquise cut green glass stone surrounded by a frame of natural seed pearls in 14k gold. This is an example of early mass production jewelry, where buyers would typically order a piece from a catalog. Prior to this only the wealthy were able to afford fine jewelry, but in the 1880's many notable companies emerged as manufacturers in more affordable price points for the middle class. I love to think of who might have been the original owner of a piece like this--maybe it was the very first ring they ever owned! This would make a lovely starter piece for an antique jewelry collector.
Currently size 6.75 and can be resized as needed. One resizing provided, please allow one week.
Not stamped for metal content but tested. Engraved number that I believe was done by a later reseller as an inventory number.
Measures 7.5mm north to south.
Weighs 1.4 grams.
In excellent antique condition!
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