Georgian paste stone 22ct gold childs ring
What a curious little ring this is.
It has been masterfully struck in near pure gold and set with paste stones, seemingly to replicate a ladys emerald and diamond ring.
At such a small size, this was almost certainly for a child, probably a girl of about thirteen and likely part of the landed gentry.
Dating to the early half of the 19th century, this is understandably a wellloved piece, and the stones show wear commensurate with age.
The shank is also a little out of the round, due to the high carat of gold being so soft but this can reshape to the new owners hand with wear.
The clear paste, or hard glass, stones are all foiled, and really do twinkle like diamonds in sunlight.
Size: I (UK) / 4.25 (US) Carefully acid tested at 22ct Hallmarked: no Navette measures 15.6mm north to south 9.3mm across Width of band: 2.4mm Gross weight: 3g Condition: overall good and wearable some nibbles to pastes and a little jewellers resin visible around central green stone