Antique Hand Ring
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Pearl, diamond, and garnet gold Hand Ring. Looks like it has been sized on the side... shown in the photo. In great condition.
Beautiful petite pearls and diamonds are arranged along the face of this English ring, in a flower petal-like layout and accented by several little garnets. The shoulders are expertly sculpted into feminine hands, with subtle intaglio texturing. The ring head bears a glass-pane locket back face, crafted out of a rich 15k yellow gold, has full English hallmarks on the inner surface of the shank. This elegant ring would make a fine addition to any collection
Materials and Features:
Old European-cut diamond
15k yellow gold [hallmarked for fineness]
Age/Origin: English, assayed in Birmingham; date letter appears to suggest a specific date of c.1859.
Weight: 1.9 g
Ring size: 5.75 US
Dimensions: 10 mm ring face width; 0.8 x 1.8 mm shank
Marks: HH 15 625; Birmingham anchor; date letter [all hallmarks are in relief on the inner shank surface. The date letter is stamped partly off the shank, resulting in a partly illegible letter. Close inspection of the partial letter, frame shape, as well as an inspection of the piece’s aesthetic, suggest a date of c.1859.]
Condition: All of the gemstones are sturdily set, with no overt issues. Please note that the stones have not been officially graded for color or clarity. The gold is a high-quality 15k with a bright and sunny luster, with expert craftsmanship. The shank has a well-formed circular shape, with no distortion, for a comfortable and consistent fit. The hallmarks are in deep relief and have been well preserved, and are thus very legible. The gold bears some faint wear and patina darkening to the finer details.
Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry.