Teardrop shaped, this 18th century adornment is pavé set with pastel peony and raspberry pink as well as clear pastes.
Special leaded paste (glass) stones have been tightly imbedded in silver. Pear shapes and round cuts, the clear or white are all black dot paste.
A fashion force to be sure, this ring was likely a button over 250 years ago.
With a 14k gold buttery smooth shank or band added, it'55s a wearable beauty.
To read more about early paste, head to our footer, click on Jewelry History then Helpful Terms and scroll down to the section entitled Paste.