Antique: Pearl & Diamond Band (Five Stone) Ring in 18 Ct Gold
This early 20th century jewel (English Hallmarks 1911) is a lovely example of an antique five stone, half-pearl ring. The pearls are graduated (see details below), set in 18 Ct gold, embellished with small rose cut diamonds.
For us, it checks all the boxes: hallmarked, high gold carat (18 Ct), a little something extra (rose cut diamonds). It's enough of a statement to wear on its own, but it can also be worn with other pearl or diamond half-hoop rings to create what we like to call a - Statement Stack.
Dimensions & Details
- The pearls are thought to be natural rather than cultured due to the date of the ring and due to the fact that they appear to be original to the ring. Cultured pearls were not commercially available until the late teens, early 1920's (note: they have not been lab tested to confirm).
- Ring size is US 5 1/2 UK K 1/2 and can be easily sized within reason.
Period & Hallmarks
- Edwardian (post one year).
- Hallmarks: Birmingham, 18 Ct gold, 1911 and makers mark; JBs.
- The ring is in good antique condition with general wear that one would expect in a piece of this age. The center pearl has some imperfections and slight dulling to its skin, primarily visible only through magnification.
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Find out how to care for your collection of antique and modern jewels: visit our Jewelry Care page to get advice on maintaining and storing your treasured pieces. Please note that in order to clean jewelry containing pearls, use only a damp, untreated, and soft cloth. Do not soak them in water, dip them in cleaning solution, or rub with a chemically treated cloth.
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