A rich, golden oval-cut topaz is held within the center of this ring’s face, bordered by a halo of luscious, creamy pearls. The topaz has a pleasant peachy-pink touch of color within the overarching golden hue, and is delicately-foiled. The fully-enclosed back of the ring head ensures all stones stay secured, while a sleek and simple shank attaches and allows you to slide this ring effortlessly onto your finger. This ring is a conversion, having likely been a small stickpin, into the lovely ring it is today. This stunning little ring would make a fine addition to any collection. It probably dates from 1820 to 1850.
Materials and Features:
- Central oval-cut topaz
- Pearl halo
- 14k yellow gold [acid tested for fineness]
Age/Origin: Conversion; ring head c.1810, with shank likely being later.
- Weight: 1.70 g
- Ring size: 5.25 US
- Dimensions: 11.0 x 10.0 mm ring face; 1.4 x 1.0 mm sizing area
Marks: This ring is a conversion, likely from a small stickpin. The fully-enclosed bottom of the ring head base shows clear evidence of solder work, where the shoulders of the shank attach. Otherwise, this piece is in great condition, with no compromising damage or overt age wear. The central topaz has a bright, golden hue, with decorative prong details, and no obvious chips or cracks. Please note that the topaz has not been officially graded for color or clarity. The pearls are all sturdily-set, bearing pleasant creamy tones, and no chips or cracks. The gold has a bright and sunny luster, with sturdy craftsmanship. The shank has a well-formed circular shape, with no distortion, for a comfortable and consistent fit. Overall, a lovely piece!