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Georgian Citrine Natural Pearl Ring

Item 10429

Exceptionally creamy natural white pearls - twenty two (22) in total encrust the surface of this early 19th century ring. All evenly matched, their luster is very fine and has hints of pink and green. In the center rests a rectangular cut faceted citrine of a medium deep amber hue. The gem measures 6 mm by 8 mm and is set into a striking and substantial rose gold ring. Many rings of this period are rather petite in scale, but this one is far grander. It is just under 15/16 of an inch from side pearl to side pearl and ½ of an inch in north to south or high (2.3 cm by 1.3 cm). Another feature is the unusual band of vertical ridges chased and worked with a fine outer rim on each edge.

Condition is excellent overall; evidence of an old resizing but professionally done and visible inside only with very close inspection or a loupe. The back of the citrine has been opened so the gem shimmers with clarity and this ring requires less care - water will not damage it. (Although please bear in mind that pearls always require special attention). Circa 1820. Most likely English in origin.