Georgian Turquoise & Ruby Pansy Ring
DATE: Georgian, c.1830
A gorgeous antique pansy ring with exquisite hand-chased shoulder detailing. The head is modelled as a pansy flower - set with five turquoise cabochons around a central ruby - while the band is modelled in 15k yellow gold.
The name pansy is derived from the French word pensée, or "thought", and it was used in 19th Century jewellery as a token of affection: "Thinking of You..."
Natural Turquoise and Ruby
Head: 7.0 x 7.8mm - Width of band: 2.6mm
No marks present, tests as 15k gold
Very good, light wear commensurate with age