ANTIQUE LOUIS XVI FRENCH 18K GOLD PEARL & IMPERIAL TOPAZ RING c1800
An incredible genuine Louis XVI period French, solid 18 carat gold ring, set with seed pearls around a fabulous strong, deep and rich yellow natural imperial topaz. The stone's bright yellow colour is deeply saturated, perfectly matching the gold of the ring and reminiscent of a late summer wheat field and the foil behind creates a mirror back that gives vivid flashes that catch the eye from any distance - a distinct and valuable feature of genuine topaz. This miracle on the finger dates from the late 18th century and is really a substantial presence, which belies its delicate style. With deep hand chasing flowing down the shoulders, the taper to the back of the band is a perfect ratio with the flare of the shoulders, and the two sizes of millegrain highlighting around the stones is perfectly judged.
With the initials'MS' ornately engraved to the back, this treasure displays its rich history proudly. It dates from the late 18th century and is in very good, fully wearable condition throughout, with possibly one or two replaced pearls.
The thick mercurial high-carat gold finish has worn at a few points to the back of the band and the shoulders, this is normal and not readily noticeable. The ring tests very well for solid 18 carat or higher. There are one or two very shallow scratches to the stone - again these are in line with its age and not easily noticeable during wear. It weighs 6.4 grams, measures 13 mm across the head and its ring size is 10.5 US / V UK - not very easily resized due to its thickness. What's more, I offer layaway deals so there's no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers - just ask!
For security all items are stored in a bank's safe deposit box and sent fully insured for peace of mind. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "victoriousantiquejewellery" and is located in this country: GB.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Antique: Yes
- Signed: No
- Main Stone Color: Yellow
- Year Manufactured: Pre-1920
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Jewelry Department: Fine
- Main Stone: Topaz
- Vintage: Yes
- Brand: Unbranded
- Ring Size: 10.5
- Type: Ring
- Era: Georgian (Pre-1837)
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Handmade: Yes