Circa late 1800’s, stars were the most popular jewelry motif. They were carved into the tops of amethysts and carbuncles, centered on brooches, bracelets, and lockets, and pavéd often with diamonds, pearls, and other gemstones. These early stars were relatively flat but later in the century, a more dimensional form of the motif would emerge.
A gorgeous example from the fourth quarter of the 19th c, this star-centered ring is in excellent shape with 7 pearls and a florally embellished shank.
Materials and Features: 15k gold (top), 14k gold (shank), pearl
Age/Origin: American, Victorian, c. 1880
Measurements: Size 6, 4 grams
Marks: Shank is hallmarked for 14k
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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