Edwardian 5 Stone Amethyst Ring 9k Gold

One of the hidden truths about this profession that I am in is how kind and generous the people who buy and sell antique jewelry tend to be. I don't know why this is, but I am truly thankful for it every day, my customers, suppliers, contacts, they are all the sweetest people and many have become like family to me over the years. The reason that I mention this in this listing of this particular ring is that I purchased this ring while standing at the booth of a friend/supplier on Portobello Road. A man came up to her and had some items that he was looking to sell and my sweet friend gave me first dibs on everything that he had (in exchange I held her baby while she sold some cufflinks to her Japanese clients, using a calculator to overcome the language barrier, seems like I made out on both fronts!).

This gorgeous 5 stone amethyst ring is a rarity, I don’t often find this style of ring set with Amethysts and this one is a lovely, sparkling example. Five oval faceted amethyst make up the face of this ring, they graduated in size from 7.1x5.2 down to 3.4 x 3, they are closed backed so I can’t get a true depth or estimated carat weight for them. This ring is a little bit of an anomaly in that it has a full set of hallmarks for having been made in Birmingham, England of 9 carat gold, the date mark is worn, it might be an a for 1900 or a d for 1903, but both of these seem too late of a date for this ring, so it’s possible that I’m reading the mark wrong or that it was re-shanked and re-hallmarked. The ring measures 8 mm north to south and 18.4 mm across, it sits 3.8 mm off the finger and narrows to 1.8 mm and it weighs 1.4 grams. This ring is a size 8.25 and would be difficult to resize by more than a size or two.

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