This ring is part of a set with a matching necklace and earrings, which we also have for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.
Markings : Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Color: opaque bright blue hue. Diameter: 2.14 mm & 3.08 mm. Stone treatment : The pearl stone(s) appear to be untreated; however, we are not certified gemologists.Turquoise glass is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone cuts : Round cabochon turquoise glass, naturally rounded and polished seed pearls. Handmade in the Art Nouveau era in India in the style of Mughal wedding jewelry. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash. Features a design of one seed pearl and one turquoise glass stone framed by tapering bead motifs. At the other end of the ring face, a teardrop-shaped motif is accented by a second seed pearl. The band features a split design, enabling it to be worn at larger sizes. There is wear to the gold wash in some areas.
There is also minor wear to the face of the turquoise glass. The price has been reduced to reflect this.This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Mughal jewelry emerged in India during the Mughal dynasty, beginning in the 16th century. Jewelry was an important symbol indicating a person's status in society. The elite wore highly ornate and massively jeweled pieces. As the Mughal empire conquered the majority of India, the Mughal style spread to many other regions, being incorporated into many Indian cultures. Pieces usually display intricate designs, massive amounts of gemstones, and elaborate enameling.
Seed pearls occur naturally and are used most often as a decorative border, as tiny accents in small patterns, or in larger clusters woven together to make up an entire piece of jewelry. They are normally less than 2 mm in diameter. They were imported from India and China and carried a hefty price tag due to this. Seed Pearl jewelry was used often for special occasions such as weddings, Mary Todd Lincoln received a seed pearl parure for Lincoln's inauguration.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.