The Treasures of Ceylon

Antique Ring with Coloured Gemstones in Gold, ca. 1880


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Antique Ring with Coloured Gemstones in Gold, ca. 1880
Antique Ring with Coloured Gemstones in Gold, ca. 1880
Description
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A shield made entirely of different gemstones forms the ring face of the present ring. We see centrally a cabochon of chrysoberyl with a cat's eye effect, which glides over the stone when in motion. Above it, a natural pearl is set. From there, clockwise, we see a hessonite (so-called cinnamon garnet), a white sapphire, a pink sapphire, a green sapphire, a yellow sapphire, a light pink sapphire and a blue sapphire. But what is the significance of this unusual arrangement of gemstones? What they all have in common is that they originated in what was then Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. Then a British colony, its rich mines and pearl-rich waters supplied the British Empire with the finest jewels. This ring brings together some of these beautiful gems in a design that showcases the colourful richness of Ceylon's treasures. The ring itself was probably not made in Ceylon, but in Europe - presumably in Britain. The jeweled shield has an openwork gallery that slightly elevates the gemstones above the finger. Richly ornamented ring shoulders are in keeping with the tastes of the late 19th century, with its preference for historical forms. Like the ring face, they are forged in reddish gold, typical of the period. The ring is a rare, unusual jewel, which shows us the vast trade routes and relations of the Victorian age in jewellery form.
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Antique Ring with Coloured Gemstones in Gold, ca. 1880
The Treasures of Ceylon
€ 2,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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