This ring has a depiction of the North Star on its face, which is the anchor of the northern sky. It is a landmark, that helps those who follow it determine direction as it glows brightly to guide and lead toward a purposeful destination. It also has a symbolic meaning, for the North Star depicts a beacon of inspiration and hope to many. Symbolism was very popular in the Victorian Era, and during the Grand Period (1860-1885), a passion for ancient history made this time frame ripe for revivals of ancient jewelry styles and motifs. The 14 karat gold Etruscan Revival shank, intricately coiled and dotted with boules, frames a remarkably intact cobalt blue enamel oval, decorated with a golden North Star, featuring a split pearl in the center. This truly unique ring is a wonderful rare find!
Size (can be resized): 6.5
Dimensions: Ring top: 20mm x 15mm
Weight: 4.9 grams
Materials: 14K gold, enamel, pearl
Metal: 14K gold
Condition: Very good antique condition