E425 Pre Civil War Pink Tourmaline and Pearl Ring:


This circa 1855, Victorian Natural Pink Tourmaline and Pearl ring setting is handmade by a master goldsmith of 15 karat yellow gold. The mounting is set with five Pink Tourmaline with the center stone being 80 points of a carat, the next two are 38 points, and the end two gemstones are 20 points each. Also set are eight natural ocean seed pearls all the pearls are 2 mm.
Information on Tourmaline:
The Most Colorful Gem Tourmaline's name comes from the Sinhalese word "turmali," which means, “mixed." Bright rainbow collections of gemstone varieties were called "turmali" parcels. Tourmaline, occurring in more colors and combinations of colors than any other gemstone variety, lives up to its name. There is a tourmaline that looks like almost any other gemstone! Many stones in the Russian Crown jewels from the 17th Century once thought to be rubies are tourmalines.

Information on Pearls:
Pearls are organic gems, created when an oyster covers a foreign object with beautiful layers of nacre. Long ago, pearls were important financial assets, comparable in price to real estate, as thousands of oysters had to be searched for just one pearl. They were rare because they were created only by chance. In this period, this is this kind of pearls. Cultured pearls are from the 1920s.
The ring is in excellent condition and a size 5 3/4 now but can be resized larger or smaller if needed.

Price: $550.00