The navette ring was one of the many styles that were in vogue for a time during the expansive Victorian era. Literally meaning ‘little ship’, the design is, well, shaped like a tiny little ship. The navette style tends to elongate the finger and has a definite feminine side. Often popularized during the Victorian Era, however, you can find brand new navette rings today.
Foil is a gemstone surface enhancement technique where a thin sheet of metal or other material (sometimes colored) is placed behind the gemstone in order to reflect more light, and/or color, back into the stone and then towards the viewer.
This soft and sweet example of a ring spreads sensually across the finger while it reminisces a giardinetti ring with its killer construction. Featuring a foiled pink topaz, this special piece represents wealth and prosperity and fits just right in any look or collection.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, sterling silver
Age/Origin: Mid-19th C, c. 1840-1860
Measurements: Size 5, 2.3 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.