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Late 18th Century Turquoise Ring


£1,350.00 GBP

A beautiful antique ring set with a turquoise cabochon mounted in 20.5ct gold.

The egg like turquoise cabochon is bezel set with heart shaped prongs which are a surprising and beautiful detail.

The trifurcated shoulders meet a rayed flower and then the plain band to the reverse. 

Turquoise is one of the earliest gems ever recorded in the history of jewellery and the gemstone has a long history as a protective talisman. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century turquoise was linked to the “forget me not” and was used as a symbol of friendship and sentimentality. The use of heart shaped prongs suggests this ring was a gift of affection.   

Circa 1780-1800. 

Gold tested as 20.5ct purity.

UK size M

US size 6

The face of the ring is 11x9mm 

The turquoise setting rises 8mm off the finger.

4.3 grams. 

Beautful condition. Some gentle wear to the reverse of the shank. The turquoise has changed colour to green in some areas of the cabochon.

Free international shipping and will be sent gift boxed. 

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