Victorian Large 18kt Oxblood Coral Turquoise Ring
A striking oxblood coral and turquoise ring from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! Crafted in 18kt yellow gold, this gorgeous piece features a particularly large oval-shaped oxblood coral cabochon stone as its centerpiece. The stone is prong set with a smoothly polished surface and wonderful, rich reddish orange color. Surrounding the coral are delicate Persian turquoise stones, which are prong set, and although they are round, have a triangular shaped appearance due to the placement of the prongs. The stones display a wonderful range of natural blue and green hues and the contrasting color of the coral and turquoise stones is absolutely wonderful. An intricate wirework design which forms the prongs of the turquoise can be found on the back of the ring, highlighting the craftsmanship of this piece. The shank is stamped "750" next to the maker's mark, and a graduating polished gold band completes the design. This bold and fabulous ring would make a beautiful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The stone centerpiece measures a little more than 1 1/4" tall and approximately 5/8" at the widest point. The ring has a finger size of 6.75, but could easily be resized.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold mounting or to the natural coral or turquoise stones all of which are secure and intact.