Large Victorian Amethyst Pearl Ring

I’m a February girl so maybe I have a special affinity for them, but I really do find Amethyst to be one of the most regal and beguiling of stones, it’s rich and it’s sparkly and it has a depth of character to it. The Victorians were pretty big on Amethysts, and a ring like this one would have been made to be worn after the first period of mourning a lost loved one. Once a year in all black had passed, it was acceptable to introduce white and purple back into ones wardrobe and no doubt a ring like this was made to serve just such a purpose, a hopeful pop of color after long dark days.

This fantastic piece is not a conversion but a true, hand crafted, Victorian ring. It was made around 1880-1890 in England and is done in 9 karat gold. The large step-cut center stone is a super-rich, deep purple, amethyst which measures 18.5 x 12.3 x 9.2 mm and weighs approximately 13.8 karats. The amethyst is surrounded by a halo of 34 creamy white pearls. This stunning, large ring measures 23.7 mm north to south and 18.3 mm across, it sits 9.2 mm off the finger and narrows to 2.8 mm at the back of the band. This ring is a size 8.25 and weighs 8.4 grams. This unmarked ring has been acid tested to verify its gold content.

Once Amethyst was a gem that could only be worn by Royalty, and it always makes me feel like a Queen.

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Item ID: RGA21676VA

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