Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring

Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring

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Replicating the brilliance of diamonds often at a fraction of the cost, paste became hugely popular in Georgian jewelry. These weren't just cheap diamond imitations, don't get it twisted!

Being more malleable than tough diamonds, jewelers could do imaginative and intricate things with paste that they couldn't have pulled off with diamonds, all while sparkling just as brightly. Often, paste gems were set using a method called 'foiling', where they are backed in foil or colored foil to add depth, shine, or color to the clear glass.

Featuring a paste halo, this stunningly bold ring was once a lace pin - formerly used to hold handkerchiefs and other drapery worn by women - and is now the loudest and proudest in your ring collection!

 

Materials and Features: sterling silver, foiled paste

Age/Origin: Georgian, c. 1810 (top), set on a Victorian Revival band c. 1880

Measurements: Size 9, 5.75 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Modern casting.

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.

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Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring
Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring
Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring
Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring
Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring
Georgian Foiled Paste Conversion Ring

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