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Victorian 14k Gold Moonstone and Persian Turquoise Ring

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Beautiful antique gold ring, prong set with moonstone and turquoise cabochons. Unmarked but acid tested for gold content. I believe this may be 15k gold, one of the standards for English gold in the latter half of the 19th century. It is more than 14k but less than 18k.

Size is 6.75 and weight is 2.6 grams.

The stones all measure about 4mm. The moonstones are translucent and show chatoyancy or an optical reflection that resembles the shimmer in a cat's eye. (chat).

Three of the turquoise are on the green side and one is bright blue. Perhaps an old replacement but is has the same exact shape and depth as the others. Turquoise can change color over time when it comes into contact with oils from human skin.

The prongs are in good condition and all the stones seem to be secure. All of the stones have light coming through the back.

These may have been separate stacking rings in the beginning, but now are soldered together in the back and front.

The gold is a rich yellow and the bands are twisted in a rope pattern.

Circa 1900, perhaps earlier. For Victorians, who loved symbolism, moonstones symbolized purity.

This would make a wonderful engagement, promise or wedding ring.

Victorian 14k Gold Moonstone and Persian Turquoise Ring

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