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Georgian Black-Dot Paste Flower Ring

$1,200.00

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Georgian Black-Dot Paste Flower Ring

$1,200.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1800

An attractive Georgian flower cluster ring set with an array of "black dot" paste gemstones in silver over a 15k gold foiled dish back. Complete with an ornate gold shank featuring deeply carved oak leaf motifs. The pastes each have a tiny "black dot" painted on the open culet in order to better simulate old cut diamonds. Made at a time when paste gemstones could and would command higher prices than their naturally occurring gem counterparts, it probably started life as a button or stud, the shank having been added slightly later.

STONES 

"Black Dot" Paste Gemstones

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 15.6 x 15.6mm

Width of band: 2.5mm

WEIGHT 

4.4g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold and silver

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age. Shank is a later addition

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