*Victorian Antique enameled ring in 18 kt gold with 6.57 Cts Ruby
Enameled ring from the Victorian Period
Colorful piece, most probably created in England, back in he early 1900. This beautiful ring has been crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with the entire surface embellished with applications of blue and navy blue colors hot enamels, creating organic figures of flowers. This ring is more likely to be made, with naive patterns during the period of the Imperial occupation of India or the western Asia.
Mount on top in a bezel setting, with one marquise faceted cut (18 x 12 x 6 mm) of a natural red ruby of about 6.57 carats.
Has a total weight of 12.9 Grams and the actual size is 6.75, cannot be sized. The top view measurements are 26 mm by 17 mm.
The Victorian, era is one of the most influenced and influential periods of antique jewelry. This period is defined by the British monarch, in this case, Alexandrina Victoria, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as the Empress of India, years 1837-1901. There are 3 sub-periods within this era. First, the early, Romantic period, which is soaked in traditions, natural motifs in gold and silver, clear stones only being worn during the day and colored gems by night.
The second being the Grand or mourning period, which coincides with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert the consort, who died in December of 1861. This period included large, dark, somber, dramatic jewelry, with a lot of black onyx, jet wood, amethyst, garnet and gold. This lasted until 1880's, when the aesthetic period of jewelry began.
The Late or third stage of the Victorian period, use more complex and feminine motifs, returning to the natural, including many floral and celestial designs, with more decadent gemstones, lasting until the turn of the century. The Victorian era of jewelry includes many movements found in other countries, including revivals such as the Etruscan the Roman and the Egyptian as well as the Art Nouveau, Liberty style and Arts and Crafts design movements which lead into the beginning of the twentieth century.
It is in great vintage condition.
INVENTORY REF: R0000RINK/.3100