During the Early Victorian period when the Industrial Revolution surged ahead Romantic Period jewelry was very sentimental. It often reflected the new love of a young couple. Gemstones were often set in claw-like prongs or collet settings, a metal that encircled the outer rim of the gemstone, and were used in a wide variety during this period.
A gorgeous, sizable 18k solitaire with sumptuous, pointed prongs, uplifting a wonderful, honey-toned citrine. Circa 1870, with black enamel details. Some of the enamel has been lost to time, but the contrast is just so wonderful!
Materials and Features: 18k gold, Citrine, Black enamel
Age/Origin: American, Victorian, c. 1870
Measurements: 3.7 grams, Size 4.5
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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