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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tourmaline, 18k Ring 14406-5116

 1.595,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

This gorgeous Late-Victorian solitaire ring is the perfect way to add a touch of timeless elegance to your look. Featuring an oval-shaped, approx. 2.30ct tourmaline, expertly crafted in 18k, this ring will make any woman feel beautiful.

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Details: ±2.30ct tourmaline, 18k Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Design Era: Late-Victorian (1885-1900).
Size: 17.93 NL / 56.3 FR / 7¾ US / P UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Weight in grams: 2.4.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

Design Area

Area Information

The Victorian Era was a time of great cultural and artistic flourishing in England, and this was reflected in the jewelry of the time. During the Victorian Era, a middle class began to emerge, which sparked a demand for jewelry in the mass market. Jewelry trends during this time often reflected the tone of current events.

The Victorian Era is usually divided into three subsections: the Romantic Period (1837-1861), the Grand Period (1861-1880), and the Aesthetic Period (1880-1901).

During the Romantic Period, jewelry featured nature-inspired designs similar to those of the Georgian era, and was characterized by its intricate and delicate detailing. Lockets and brooches were popular for daytime wear, while colored gemstones and diamonds were worn in the evening.

During the Grand Period, known as the Mid-Victorian era, jewelry was often influenced by the death of Queen Victoria's husband. Many jewelry pieces from this period have solemn, somber designs and feature heavy, dark stones such as jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet. This period also saw the emergence of highly creative, colorful designs using shells, mosaics, and gemstones.

During the Aesthetic Period, 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 that the Aesthetic Period began earlier, in 1875, and ended as early as 1890.

Materials

Material Information

tourmaline

Tourmaline is a large family of minerals that is composed of a complex borosilicate. The most common species of tourmaline is elbaite, which is named after the island of Elba in the Mediterranean. Elbaite is known for its wide range of colors, which include all of the colors of the rainbow.

Tourmaline was first brought to Europe by Dutch traders, who also discovered its pyroelectric effect. When heated, tourmaline becomes electrically charged, and this charge can be used to attract ashes from a smoked pipe. Because of this property, tourmaline was once known as "asschentrekker," which is an old Dutch term that means "ash puller."

Tourmaline is a popular gemstone that is often used in a variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. It is prized for its beauty and is known for its wide range of colors, which makes it a versatile gemstone that can be used in many different types of jewelry.

Tourmaline is a hard and durable gemstone, and it is resistant to scratches and other types of damage. It is also believed to have various healing properties and is sometimes used in traditional medicine. It is thought to have calming and balancing effects, and is sometimes used in meditation practices.

18k

18k gold is a type of gold alloy that is commonly used in jewelry making. It is made up of 75% gold and 25% other metals, such as copper, silver, or palladium. The addition of other metals helps to increase the durability and strength of the gold, making it more suitable for use in jewelry. 18k gold is softer and more prone to scratching than higher karat golds, such as 22k or 24k, but it is still a popular choice for jewelry because of its warm, yellow color and good resistance to tarnishing. It is also less expensive than higher karat golds due to the smaller amount of gold used in the alloy. 18k gold is a popular choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, and other fine jewelry items.

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Weight (in grams)

2.4

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