E750 Early Victorian Amethyst Wedding Yellow Gold Ring:


A goldsmith made the handmade gold setting for this ring of 15 karat yellow gold. The circa date is 1840 Early Victorian period. The focus of the ring is the Emerald hand-cut natural Amethyst gemstone that is 30 points of a carat each in weight. The ring was purchased from the family and who said it was the wedding ring of Ella G. Rothwell and the wedding date of April 21, 184? was on a letter to a family member; the last number was unclear on the year. The family was from Richmond, Virginia. Amethyst is one of the Favorite Victorian gemstones because of the 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 gem set in this ring as believed in the Victorian Language of Gems; Amethyst meant “Peace of Mind.
The size of the band is size 8 now and can be easily resized more substantial or smaller if needed. The rings gold work, gemstone, is in excellent condition and strong to wear.

Price: $675.00