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A particularly notable fob to ring conversion in pink 9k, I love this piece as it is an authentic example of the ways in which jewelry was repurposed in the Victorian era. The fob from which the top of the ring was formed might predate the setting even by 50 years, with the conversion having been completed some time in the final quarter of the 19th century. The carnelian intaglio pictured depicts an androgynous youth in ancient form.


Materials and Features: 9k Gold, Carnelian

Age/Origin: English c. 1840 (top)

Measurements: Size 4.5, 4.06g

Condition: As with any conversion work done in this period, there is solder visible. There is also a chip to the bottom right hand corner. Minor associated age wear.

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