This beautiful hand-cut paste Aquamarine ring is brimming with gorgeous antique detail and character and dates to the early Victorian, late Georgian era.
Crafted with a 9ct yellow gold band, the super sparkly pale blue gemstones are mounted in a silver pinched collet setting. White metal reflects light better in gemstone settings so that is why you often see antique rings constructed in both silver and gold.
The ring has a large round face that curves around the finger providing wonderful finger coverage. A statement of femininity and beauty, antique hand-cut paste rings are a joy and very collectible!
Paste is a transparent lead glass material that was invented in 1758 by Viennese goldsmith Joseph Strasser, it was mixed wet (hence the term paste) and the resulting glass which had a high refraction and strong dispersion could be cut into facets. These superb imitation jewels were widely known as Strass stones and they quickly became very fashionable.
MATERIALS: 9ct yellow gold band, stone setting 935 silver (sterling is 925)
GEMSTONE: paste (glass) Aquamarines, centre stone measures 6.5mm, surrounding stones 4mm diameter
MEASUREMENTS: face measures 15mm diameter, band 1.7mm
RING SIZE: O (UK), 7.25 (US),
WEIGHT: 4.1 grams
HALLMARKS: stamped '935' behind the face and '9ct.' on the band
DATE: Georgian/Victorian, circa 1830
CONDITION: in good antique condition, surface scuffs to the top facets of the paste stones noted under magnification, the gemstones are securely set.
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Materials: 9ct Gold, 935 Silver, Paste Aquamarines.