SOLD Victorian 9ct Gold Black Jet Heart Ring
A stunning ring from the mid Victorian period, c1860s. The ring is made from 9ct gold and has a lovely heart shaped design. Set in a simple gold frame is a beautiful polished piece of black jet. It is unusual to find black jet set in such a way and this ring is nothing like I have seen before. The dark grey, slightly metallic tone of the jet gives an interesting contradiction - the harsh coloured stone in a soft and gentle style. In this example, the heart has such a beautiful soft shape and is set on a simple split shank. A truly eye catching and interesting ring in a lovely size and style.
Materials - 9ct Gold (tested), Black Jet
Age - C1860s
Size - The heart measures approx 16mm by 13mm
Ring size UK M 1/2 US 6 1/2
Condition - Good. Some wear commensurate with age. The surface of the black jet is a little worn, but not to the detriment of the ring.
Weight - 3.96g