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Victorian Cannetille Openwork Sodalite Cabochon Ring

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Victorian Cannetille Openwork Sodalite Cabochon Ring

$1,450.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, c.1900

Wonderful late Victorian single-stone ring set with a large oval sodalite cabochon. The goldwork is phenomenal, crafted in the Etruscan Revivalist style with looping cannetille wirework, granulation, and fine applied ropework bordering the head and the outer band. Crafted in 18 karat gold, it dates from the turn of the 20th century, circa 1900. Sodalite was first documented in 1811, with small deposits found on Greenland. It was the end of the century, 1891 to be precise, that saw the stone employed as an ornamental gem material after significant deposits were found in Ontario, Canada. It's rich, deep blue colour and opaque nature is often compared to lapis lazuli, however its blue colour is more like a traditional royal blue rather than ultramarine, and usually lacks the gold flecks of lapis, instead often found mottled with white veins or patches.

STONES 

Sodalite Cabochon

MEASUREMENTS 

Size: 5.75

Head: 17.1 x 12mm

Head: 18 x 6.6mm 

WEIGHT 

3.8g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Excellent

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