Georgian 18th Century Natural Pearl & Rose-cut Diamond Cluster Conversion Ring. A scrumptious pearl and diamond ring from the Georgian era, late 18th century! Likely to have started life out as a Georgian button, the piece is a clever 19th century ring conversion, and a memorial piece suggestive of the endearing inscription on the reverse which appears to read J Gundry died 6 dec 1782.
Shimmering from the centre of the ring rests a juicy rose-cut diamond. The rose cut diamond radiates with an extra glow due to the foil-back setting with the estimated weight of the diamond estimated between 0.35cts to 0.40cts. Surrounding the diamond are eight lustrous natural half pearls which display a stunning surface radiance and satiny skin. The wonderful cluster style is typical Georgian-fashion, sitting low to the finger, with the stones resting in low crimped collet settings, and a smooth closed-back which fits like a glove on the finger.
A stunning hand engraved shank which splits at the shoulder makes up the rest of the ring - gorgeous crisp engraving of florets near the shoulders and scroll foliage engraving around the entire shank. No hallmarks are sighted to the ring which are typical of the era, however an XRF test indicates 16ct gold top and 15ct gold shank.
The gold colour is a lovely warm, deep yellow hue. A mesmerizing Georgian ring, utterly gorgeous on, and would make a notable addition to any ring collection!
Georgian top (c1782), 19th century shank. XRF test indicates 16ct yellow gold top and 15ct yellow gold shank.
8 1/2 USA or Q 1/2 Aus. The overall condition of the Georgian ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold, or pearls.Hand engraving is still relatively crisp. There are minute nicks/bruting near the diamond girdle which is seen under magnification and is indicative of the age. The item "Antique Georgian Era 16k Gold NATURAL PEARL & ROSE CUT DIAMOND CONVERSION RING" is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "beryl-lane" and is located in adelaide, South Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.