This elegant French ring bears a decorative relief front face, with a central silvery pearl, accompanied by a range of petite accent diamonds, with black enamel edge details, all on top of a riveted almandine garnet stone. Sweeping 18k gold openwork makes for an elegant side gallery, while a simple shank meets the ring head, with subtly-decorative shoulders. In excellent overall condition, this French ring would make a fine addition to your collection.
Materials and Features:
- Central pearl
- Accent diamonds
- Black enamel details
- Almandine Garnet base
- 18k yellow gold [hallmarked for fineness]
Age/Origin: French; Napoleon III period
- Weight: 8.95 g
- Dimensions: 22.7 x 16.5 mm ring face; 1.4 x 1.0 mm sizing area
- Ring size: 9.0 - 9.25 US
Marks: -French eagle head hallmark [relief, outer shank surface]
Condition: Generally good condition, with no overt damage or compromising age wear. All of the stones (pearl and diamonds) are sturdily-set. The gold is a high-quality 18k yellow, with fine craftsmanship and intricate details to the openwork. The shank has a well-formed circular shape, with no distortion, for a comfortable and consistent fit. The details on the front face of the oval Garnet are riveted into the central stone; the ends of these drill points can be seen on the open back face of the ring head. There are some slight, subtle irregularities to the enamel, and to the finer details of the gold; this is typical for antique and vintage pieces with such intricate, small details. Some minor age wear is typical and to be expected. Overall, a lovely piece!