No single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry attributed to it than the Victorian era. Named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, the Victorian era consisted of different styles of fashion and jewelry that came, went, and came again.
The Victorians, who loved using jewelry as symbolic sentiments, viewed pearls as a sign of purity. It was during this era that pearl jewelry became fashionable for brides, a tradition that continues to this day. Pearls add femininity, refinement, and sophistication to the jewelry they adorn, like this east-west ring. An east-west ring refers to a type of setting where the stone, or plaque, in this case, is oriented horizontally on the band.
Featuring fourteen lustrous pearls and lotus shoulders, this is a classic English victorian example that does not come around often, especially in the scale of this superb specimen. A statement on the hand, a compliment to any look, day or night, this is a ring that belongs in any historical or Victorian-centered collection.
Materials and Features: 9k rose gold, pearls
Age/Origin: English, Victorian
Measurements: Size 6
Marks: Fully hallmarked
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.