Fabulous Antique either late Georgian era or early Victorian period figural moth ring featuring a oval cabochon natural ruby and accented by multiple flat cut untested stones. The stones are all mounted in a very pale rose gold setting.
The ruby was reviewed by my GIA gemologist when I dropped a piece off for repair. I did not want to impose on him since I was not having work done on the piece. He was interested only in the Ruby so I let him carry it to the back. The other stones are testing in the topaz range on my presidium and may be Rubies or other stones. I did not test every stone, so if any were replaced, there may be a glass stone or two.
The ring is listed for restoration and shows to have multiple past repairs. The old ruby appears to have been glued back into place and the same is noted with one other stone. Stones have considerable facet wear, some chipping and some cracks. One stone is missing completely.
Please do review all of the photographs as they are of the actual item you are buying. As this is item is being sold for restoration, it is sold as is, as pictured so please review the photographs and ask questions before you purchase the item as there is no return accepted on this item.
Weight: 3 grams all inclusive
Hallmarks: None. Gold content is testing between 16K and 18K gold
Main Stone: Oval cabochon natural ruby approx 5.21mm x 4.61mm x 2mm estimated
Secondary Stones: various cut secondary stones unknown type.
Head Size: Approx 12.47mm x 16.5mm with a rise of 5.78mm
Shank Size at sizing Area: 1.96mm deep x .75mm thick
Notable: Band is a bit out or range. Considerable wear to the ring. Clearly was worn heavily and enjoyed considerably over multiple decades - was not a jewelry box sitter.
All of my gold and silver is authenticated before listing for sale. This piece has been xray analyzed using a Niton XRF Spectrometer to ensure the metal makeup meets industry standards for solid gold jewelry. Where appropriate, acid testing has been used as well. You will not buy gold or silver from me that does not meet the industry standards for how the piece is marked unless noted in the listing.
Gemstones have been tested using a presidium gem tester and have not been reviewed, except where noted, by a gemologist so please assume they are lab produced stones as my opinions are only my opinions. Diamonds have been verified using a presidium diamond tester, they have not been sized or graded by a gemologist. All measurements of stones have been done using a digital caliper, are approximate and may not be exact.
Please do check out my other items as I am happy to consolidate shipping!
This item condition is overall fair antique condition in need of restoration.
This item will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail and will arrive in a basic ring box. Your purchase price includes insurance. A signature may be required for this item at delivery.
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