Antique Georgian 14K & 22K Foiled Golden Topaz & Seed Pearl Ring
A magnificent estate find. This ring is probably from 1790-1820. It is now made of both 14K & 22K yellow gold. It has two different carats of gold because the ring was re-shanked (sized) sometime in the 1870's with 22k gold. The shank is hallmarked with British hallmarks. There is a lower case P dating the shank to 1870. It is also hallmarked 22K, there is a leopards head indicating it was made in London and a bust of Queen Victorian. This would leave me to believe the ring was a special family heirloom and was repaired for wear by a loved one in the 1870's in England.
The center stone is a rare Foiled Golden Topaz and is in excellent condition. The topaz measures 6.95mm long by 5.41mm wide. It is a very primitive hand cut stone but it is in excellent condition. It surrounded by 14 perfectly matched original seed pearls.
The ring has a small flaw. A piece of the gold filigree has a slight break (see the last picture). Plus the ring is two different carats of the gold. It is was sized in 1870 with 22K gold but the rest of the ring is 14k gold and much older from the Georgian time period
The ring will fit a finger sized 8.75 to a 9.
Era: Georgian & Victorian
Hallmark: 22K/ Leopards Head/ Bust of Queen Victoria/ p (On Shank)
Composition: 14K & 22K Gold/ Fouled Golden Topaz
Primary Stone: Topaz
Topaz Measurements: 6.95mm long X 5.41mm wide
Ring Size: 8.75-9
Condition: Great antique condition, ready to wear
Small break in the filagree and was repaired with 22K gold instead of the original 14K