E353 Museum Quality, Civil War Era, circa 1860, large Amethyst and Seed Pearl Ring:


The ring is handmade of 18 karat yellow gold and set with a hand cut and handset natural Amethyst gemstone. This is a custom made lavish gold ring. The crown set gemstone is 6.75 carats. Also set is 18 natural ocean seed pearls. 12 pearls are 2.1 mm in size and 6 are 1 mm.
It the Victorian time period Pearls represent “Modest Loveliness”, and Amethyst gemstones represent "Peace of Mind".
Amethyst Facts:
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve. Top quality amethyst is a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes. Its purple color made it a stone of royalty for many thousands of years.
The ring is a size 6 ¾ but can be re-sized larger or smaller if needed. The ring is in excellent condition and fine to wear. The value for insurance as of April 2016 is $3800.00.

Price: $900.00