Victorians adored turquoise, and loved to implement the stone in jewelry; it became a symbol of good luck, and was often gifted to represent fondness and love. Traditionally many cultures associate turquoise with warding off of the "evil eye!"
The Forget-Me-Not motif was also highly popular during the era and was included on jewels and trinkets given as tokens of affection as well as on mourning jewelry.
This exquisite ring is finely made, pave' set with natural turquoise cabochons and pearls in a forget-me-not formation is so well made and preserved, we are absolutely in love with it! The closely set stones form a wonderful cobblestone like path that wend across the shoulders and over the face of the ring, where we pause to admire the sheen of the pearls which form a flower in the center. This is certainly a product of the sentimental climate of the Victorian Era, as well as the highly talented artisans of the day!
Circa Mid 19th Century.
Size (can be resized): M 1/2 or 6.75
Weight: 2.2 grams
Materials: Silver, 18K gold, Turquoise, Pearl
Metal: Silver, 18K gold
Condition: Very good. Slightest signs of wear & tarnish commensurate with age and use. Trace of old solder visible, one or two stones reset.