This elegant antique ring features orient Pearls crafted in 18k.
Details: orient Pearls, 18k Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Design Era: Late Victorian (1885-1900).
Size: 16.71 NL / 52.5 FR / 6¼ US / M UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Dimensions: H 0.5 x L 1 x W 1.6 cm.
Weight in grams: 3.
Condition: Vintage – used with visible signs of wear.
During the Late Victorian or Aesthetic period (1885-1900), jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright gemstones such as sapphire, peridot, and spinel. Star and crescent designs as well as elaborate hat pins were also popular. Some scholars believe the aesthetic era began sooner, in 1875, and ended as early as 1890.
All pearls originate in mollusks (mollusca), whether natural or cultured. Mollusks are a phylum of invertebrate animals that includes oysters, clams, mussels, snails and octopus among their approximately one hundred and twenty-eight thousand species, all with the ability to produce pearls. Only a few of these varieties can create gem quality pearls.
Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22ct, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.
16.71 NL / 52.5 FR / 6¼ US / M UK
H 0.5 x L 1 x W 1.6 cm
|Weight (in grams)||
Vintage – used with visible signs of wear