Ten cabochon turquoise stones are are laid in fully-backed bezel settings, across the face of this half-band style gold ring. Little baubles are interspersed between the turquoise stones, while high-relief braided details accent the shoulders of the ring, transitioning into the shank, all in a sunny 18k yellow gold. Queen Victoria was a fan of this appealing gemstone, and spurred its use in Victorian jewelry. It became symbolic of true love, and it was for this reason that Queen Victoria gave her bridal party gifts of turquoise brooches.
NOTE: Gold quality determined by acid testing.
Weight: 2.80 g
Size: 8.0 US
- 7.8 mm ring face width
Marks: [There are three currently unidentified marks on the inner shank face]
Condition: The turquoise stones are all sturdily-set, with no chips or cracks, and consistent color with no inclusions. The 18k yellow gold has a sturdy construction, with a nice high-relief details.