Mid Victorian Aquamarine 5-Stone Ring
DATE: Victorian, c.1870
This wonderful mid-Victorian ring is set with five stunning aquamarines, of exceptional colour and fire. The ring mount features the beautiful scrolled detail typical of the era, and is modelled in 18k yellow gold.
Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin word for "seawater", on account of it's dreamy pale blue (sometimes sightly greeny) hue. Like emerald, it is a member of the beryl family of gemstones, and has been prized, since ancient times, by sailors and seafarers - who believe the stone will attract good luck and prosperity on sea voyages. The Romans believed that if an aquamarine was carved into the shape of a frog, it would reconcile enemies and make them friends. Another Roman legend tells that the stone can absorb the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.”
Head: 18.8 x 6.1mm - Width of band: 2.2mm
Stamped 18k gold
Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use