An impressive early ring c.1850 in 9ct gold. Believed to have originally been a brooch the piece has been lovingly converted at some point in history to an exceptional cocktail ring with the addition of a sympathetic scrolled shank. We believe this conversion to be undertaken a number of decades ago as there is evidence of lead solder to the join of the ring, a practice that isn’t used often in goldsmithing today. The join is secure however and this is just a chapter in the book of this ring’s history.
The centre stone is a large oval rock crystal of approximately 4.60ct with a spread of 16mm x 12mm. The large quartz is surrounded by a halo of varying green stones, some of which are emeralds and some paste. A true patchwork of materials this is a piece that has clearly been well loved and repaired at points, with a few stones chipped and evidence of others being glued in, however all stones are secure and we just love the history that they tell on the hand with their varying shades of green, like walking through an ancient woodland.
Impressive Antique Rock Crystal Halo Ring
Stones: Rock crystal, emerald and paste
Quartz Carat: 4.60ct (16mm x 12mm x 5mm)
Green Stone Measurements: 2.5mm approx.
Dimensions of Head: 21.5mm x 17.5mm
Metal: 9ct gold, tested
Ring Size: O (US 7)
Please add the size you require as a note at checkout.
We offer a ring re-sizing service by our antique specialist for a small fee, starting at £40.
Most of our rings can be resized, but if they can’t we will stipulate this in the description.
As a rule we will only alter a ring by three UK sizes. If you would like to size a ring more than three UK sizes (either up or down) please contact us on a case by case basis and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
We do not offer refunds on altered pieces, so please make sure you love your new piece before you purchase.
Sizing takes approximately 1-2 weeks.