A very unusual and distinctive Victorian solid 9ct rose gold, Whitby jet and seed pearl forget me not ring.
Possibly a mourning ring with the pearls hinting at sadness for the deceased, it is just as likely to be a sentimental love token ring.
This is a large regal ring, knuckle length the face features a marquise cabochon of Whitby jet set with with a pearl and gold forget-me-not flower motif. The jet is framed by a band of textured gold with a curved rim. The ring has a closed back with wide graceful shoulders that slope to narrow band at the back.
Superb workmanship, beautiful quality and extremely pretty this romantic ring has it all. Not to be confused with French Jet, which is glass, Whitby Jet is a fossilized mineral gemstone millions of years old that is only found in Whitby, a seaside hamlet in England.
MATERIALS: 9ct rose gold, acid tested
GEMSTONES: natural seed pearls, Whitby jet
MEASUREMENTS: ring size UK-P, US-7.5, EU-55.25. The face of the ring measures 1-1/2" (36mm) by 7/8" (24mm)
WEIGHT: 5.3 grams
DATE: Victorian, circa 1870
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition, with expected signs of age and gentle wear, the ring has been well cared for with no missing pearls and no flaws noted, please refer to photos
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