Georgian jewelry, much like its society at the time, varied greatly throughout the reigns of different king George’s; from the rise of sophisticated rococo in the early 18th century to the romantic regency period under King George IV nearing the end of the era. During this time, women experienced somewhat a liberation in fashion; the tight and restricted nature of corsets was replaced by something much more comfortable and flowing, and jewelry was increasingly seen as a statement, making room for exquisite jewels which were to be flaunted!
When I began in this business, one of the very first jewels I ever sold was a citrine Georgian floral ring, not 1/2 so fine as this one. It was live on our website not 30 minutes before a knowing collector snagged it… and the truth is, I haven’t been able to keep fat foiled pearl embellished bands in stock ever since. Circa 1800-1810, this is a super fine example with a Victorian reinforcement on the interior of the band to make it stronger.
Materials & Features: 12k pink gold, amethyst, pearl
Age/Origin: Georgian, English, c. 1800-1810
Measurements: Size 7, 2.13 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Please see all photos. English. Overall, an extremely rare find, ever so coveted in this color and size.
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.