Ring 18kt Gold Heart of Persian Turquoise & Pearls c1850
A heart filled with natural Persian turquoise cabochons and seed pearls, set in an 18kt yellow gold ring. This lovely, early sentimental piece of jewelry dates to pre-Civil War era, c1850s. Bold in design, the heart is substantial, measuring 10mm X 10mm.
Turquoise has a long history in jewelry design and is strong in symbolism, representing friendship, love, joy, tranquility and patience. Pearls symbolize purity and serenity.
English hallmarks on the interior band are worn to being virtually unreadable. The wear is due to age and normal use. In every way, this ring is all original, sturdy, secure, and can be worn as often as you like with complete confidence. American ring size 9, British R. Can be easily sized up or down within reason. Weighs about 3.4 grams. Victorian sentimental jewelry is sought after by collectors; usually these pieces are kept in the family. It's a wonder to find them at all. To find one is such lovely condition is a double treat. Free USA Shipping. Handling fees waived for international shipping.