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Victorian Black Hills Gold "Grape & Vine" Ring

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Victorian Black Hills Gold "Grape & Vine" Ring

$1,250.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

A substantial antique Black Hills Gold ring dating from the Victorian period. It's modelled in 14 karat gold throughout, and the head features the iconic green gold leaf motif, while the shoulders feature grape bunches and vines - the backdrop is finely textured which further enhances the 3D nature of the piece.

Black Hills gold was mined in South Dakota in the later half of the 19th Century, and continues to be produced today. It was common for jewellers to live and work in the mining camps, and the pieces usually feature a green gold leaf, sometimes with further adornment following a nature theme. 

MEASUREMENTS

Width at head: 7.9mm

Width of band: 3.6mm

WEIGHT

6.1g

MARKS

14k gold stamp (later added)

CONDITION

Very good, light wear commensurate with age

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