Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amethyst, Pearl, 14k Ring 2055-0843

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This splendid Late-Victorian cluster ring features an amethyst gemstone as the centerpiece, which is approximately 0.45 carats in weight. The amethyst is surrounded by pearls and the ring is crafted in 14k gold.

The Late-Victorian period refers to the latter part of the Victorian era, which took place during the reign of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901. During this time, there was a trend towards more elaborate and ornate jewelry designs.

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Details: ±0.45ct amethyst, pearls, 14k Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Design Era: Late-Victorian (1885-1900).
Size: 16.31 NL / 51.2 FR / 5¾ US / L UK
Dimensions: H 0.5 x L 2 x W 1.3 cm.
Weight in grams: 3,9.
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear.

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The Late Victorian or Aesthetic period was a time of great cultural and artistic flourishing in Europe and the United States, and this was reflected in the jewelry of the time. The Aesthetic movement, which emphasized beauty and art for art's sake, was particularly influential on jewelry design during this time.

Late Victorian or Aesthetic period jewelry is known for its intricate detailing and use of precious materials such as gold, silver, and diamonds. It often featured motifs such as flowers, animals, and nature scenes, and was inspired by a variety of cultural movements, including the Arts and Crafts movement, which sought to return to traditional craftsmanship and natural materials.

One of the most distinctive features of Late Victorian or Aesthetic period jewelry is its emphasis on the use of enamel. Enamel is a type of glass-like material that is fused to a metal surface, and it was often used to add color and detail to jewelry. The French firm, Cartier, was particularly known for its use of enamel in its Late Victorian or Aesthetic period pieces.

Late Victorian or Aesthetic period jewelry remains popular and is highly collectible to this day. It is often associated with the elegance and refinement of the time period, and is often seen as a symbol of wealth and sophistication.

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Material Information

amethyst

Amethyst is a variety of quartz that is prized for its beautiful purple color. It is the birthstone for February and is often used in jewelry. The color of amethyst ranges from light to dark purple, and it can be found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Uruguay, and Madagascar.

Amethyst is a hard and durable gemstone, making it suitable for use in all types of jewelry. It is also believed to have certain healing properties and is often used in crystal healing practices. In ancient Greece, amethyst was thought to ward off drunkenness and is still believed by some to have sobering and calming effects.

The color of amethyst is caused by impurities of iron and aluminum within the crystal. The deeper the color of the amethyst, the more valuable it is considered to be. Amethyst is often cut into faceted stones or shaped into cabochons for use in jewelry. It is also used in other decorative items such as figurines and vases.

In addition to its beauty and healing properties, amethyst is also popular for its affordability compared to other precious gemstones. It is a popular choice for use in engagement and wedding rings, as well as other types of jewelry.

pearl

Pearls are small, round, and lustrous objects that are produced by certain types of mollusks, which are invertebrate animals that belong to the phylum Mollusca. Mollusks include a wide range of species, including oysters, clams, mussels, snails, and octopuses, among others.

While all mollusks have the ability to produce pearls, only a few varieties are able to create gem-quality pearls that are suitable for use in jewelry. These include the oysters that produce akoya pearls, the freshwater mussels that produce freshwater pearls, and the South Sea and Tahitian pearls, which are produced by large saltwater oysters.

Pearls are formed when an irritant, such as a grain of sand or a parasite, enters the mollusk and becomes trapped inside its shell. In response to the irritant, the mollusk secretes a substance called nacre, which coats the irritant and eventually forms a pearl.

The quality of a pearl is determined by a number of factors, including its size, shape, color, and luster. High-quality pearls are prized for their beauty and are used in a variety of different types of jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

14k

14k gold is a popular choice for use in jewelry because it is durable, yet still relatively affordable compared to higher karat golds like 18k or 24k. It is made up of 58.5% pure gold and is mixed with other metals to make it harder and more durable. 14k gold is available in a range of colors, including yellow, white, and rose, and is commonly used in a variety of jewelry pieces such as rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. One of the advantages of 14k gold is that it is more resistant to wear and tear than pure gold, which makes it suitable for everyday wear. However, it is still softer than other alloys such as stainless steel or platinum, so it may require more maintenance to keep it looking its best. Overall, 14k gold is a popular choice for those who want the look and feel of gold, but at a more affordable price point.

Size

Dimensions

H 0.5 x L 2 x W 1.3 cm

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Weight (in grams)

3,9

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