"Le Désiré"

Antique French Provincial 18K, Silver & Diamond Ring

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  • Regular price $1,050.00


 Louis XVIII, known as the Desired, was King of France from 1814 to 1824, except for the Hundred Days in 1815. He spent twenty-three years in exile: during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and during the Hundred Day War. 

Locating jewelry from this period can be very difficult. Georgian period jewelers often melted down what they considered out-of-date pieces in order to make newer pieces reflecting current trends. Georgian period jewelers often set gemstones in closed back settings. These included foil backings under the gems to enhance their "sparkle factor"  by candlelight. 

This Georgian Era French ring is crafted of 18 karat yellow gold with a floral inspired silver ring top and pinched bezels cradling five glimmering rose cut diamonds. A wonderful, historic piece, worthy of a museum collection, just waiting for you to try her on!

 Circa 1820 Louis XVIII

 Details (approximate)

Size (can be resized): 8.5

Weight: 3.8 grams

Materials: Gold, silver, diamonds

Metal: 18K yellow gold, silver

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Condition: Excellent antique condition