E722 Victorian Emerald Straight Line Set with Four Emeralds:


The ring is14 karat yellow Gold and is a setting that was handmade in the late Victorian Period, circa 1890. The setting holds four natural mined Emerald at 33 points of a carat each. The color of these Emeralds is an excellent color for this time period. The total carat is about 1 1/3 carats of Emerald gemstones. This ring was likely a wedding ring at this period since the wife would have one wedding ring, the engagement ring plus the wedding ring was a tradition started in the early 1900s.
Emerald Gemstone history:
The ancients appear to have obtained emeralds from Upper Egypt, where it is said to have been worked as early as 2000 BC, during the life of Pharaoh Sesostris III. Greek miners were working the mines in the time of Alexander the Great, and later the mines yielded their gems to Cleopatra. Cleopatra was an avid emerald collector. Remains of "Cleopatra's Mines" were discovered about 1817, they are situated on the Red Sea coast.
16th Century Spanish explorers, who found large emeralds in possession of the Aztecs and Incas, discovered South America's rich bounty of emeralds.
The Moguls of India, including Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal, loved emeralds so much they inscribed them with sacred text and wore them as talismans. The Emerald symbolizes love, success, and happiness, in the Victorian language of Gems.
The ring is a size 5 3/4 but can be resized larger or smaller if needed.
The gold work and the Gemstones are in excellent condition, and fine to wear.

Price: $675.00