E568 Amethyst Wedding Ring with Seed Pearls Circa 1855 Pre-Civil War:


The handmade gold classic setting for this ring was made by a goldsmith of 9 karat Rose gold. The circa date is 1855, pre-Civil War period. The setting is set with four seed pearls that are 2.2 mm each. The focus of the ring are the ROYAL amethyst gemstone that is 40 points of a carat each in weight. Amethyst is one of the Favorite Victorian gemstones because of the vibrant purple color.
Purple has long been considered a royal color, so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry.
The meaning of the gems set in this pendant as believed in the Victorian Language of Gems; Amethyst meant “Peace of Mind and Pearls were for “Modest Loveliness” a sweet, thoughtful gift also for today as a beautiful antique item of jewelry.
The ring is from Philadelphia, PA and was a wedding about the year 1850. The size of the band is 6 1/4 now and can be easily resized larger or smaller if needed. The ring, gemstones, and pearls are in excellent condition and strong to wear.

Price: $650.00