One of the most notable hallmarks of Georgian jewelry is its incredibly ornate metal work. Only hand fabrication could achieve this level of artistry. Furthermore, hand-crafted jewelry doesn’t have porosity (surface pitting in the metal).
The Georgian era saw a lot of dainty and symbolic stacking rings – an early echo of the contemporary stacking trend. Dig around to find beautiful acrostic rings and rings with hands clasped or holding a flower – all typical of this time - but this babe stands out.
Carnelian symbolizes bold energy, warmth, and joy that lingers as much as it empowers and stimulates. This early 19th-century conversion ring sings in a rich, dessert-toned carnelian. The caned detail around the exterior creates a most beautiful frame for this large, glowing carnelian specimen.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, carnelian, button-to-ring conversion
Age/Origin: English, Early 19th C (conversion ring) the carnelian was likely a button with a partial drill on the reverse
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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