"My Violet Tears"

SOLD- Amethyst Cabochon and Pearl Conversion Ring 14ct

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  • $1,220.00
  • Regular price $1,295.00

This beautiful conversion ring was originally a Victorian lace pin or brooch.  The central foiled amethyst cabochon has been replaced and it is in wonderful condition.  Surrounded by a lovely halo of natural* pearls and set in lush 14 K gold, it definitely presents a striking confluence of color and form.  Now re-fashioned as a ring with a shank that was molded from an authentic Victorian ring, this fantastic new iteration of an antique jewel is perfectly suited for the flamboyant artist or the dignified heiress in you!

Dare you flash it about town and collect all of those admiring glances, or simply store it in your jewelry chest and only bring it out on very auspicious occasions?  The choice is entirely yours!

Materials and Features: 

  • Amethyst Cabochon
  • Pearls
  • 14k Gold Band 

Age/Origin: 19th Century


  • Weight: 10.3 grams
  • Dimensions of face: 19.2mm [length] x 23.2mm [width]
  • Ring size: 8

Marks: 14k [interior of band]

Condition: Note, this ring is a conversion piece, originally a lace pin most likely containing hair in the center compartment. Amethyst cabochon and band were added to the piece. Overall in very good condition. All pearls are present and sturdily set. Amethyst is smooth and vibrant with no visible inclusions or scratches. 

Please view and inspect our photos closely, as they are considered part of the condition report. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

* While natural pearls must be x-rayed for positive verification.  This period of jewelry making generally only used natural seed pearls for making jewelry.  So we do not guarantee that these are definitively natural.