Antique 18K, Persian Turquoise & Pearl Ring

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Persian turquoise was very popular among Victorians. It was brought to Europe via Turkey, and called “Pierre Turquoise” (Turkish Stone) by the French. It is harder than American turquoise, and  has a pure blue color with no matrix, which was desirable in the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria was said to be very fond of the stone, which added to its popularity. In many cultures, it is said to bring protection, health, prosperity and love. Some wear it to ward off the Evil Eye.

A rectangular shaped ring face displays pave' set Persian turquoise cabochon stones with a creamy pearl in the center. Leaf motifs adorn the golden shoulders, creating a perfect little package! The outside of the shank is stamped with the owl mark, indicating that it was approved as a high enough standard to be imported into France. The origin of this piece is most likely America. A wonderful ring with a low profile, you'll want to wear it every day!

Circa 1880s

Details (approximate)

Size (can be resized): 4.25

Weight: 3.8 grams

Materials: Gold, Persian Turquoise, Pearl

Metal: 18K yellow gold

Marks: Owl on outer shank

Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear