Spring Awakening

Antique Victorian Gold & Silver Ring With Peridots, England Circa 1890


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Antique Victorian Gold & Silver Ring With Peridots, England Circa 1890
Antique Victorian Gold & Silver Ring With Peridots, England Circa 1890
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A spring day in London at the end of the 19th century: like the longingly awaited spring after a gray winter, the economic successes of the United Kingdom raise hopes for a carefree future. In these years, the Empire is at the height of its power, Queen Victoria has already been crowned Empress of India a few years ago, and new treasures arrive daily in large merchant ships from the rich colonies to the capital on the Thames. The first warm days have attracted crowds of walkers to the parks of England's capital. In Hyde Park, for example, the air is filled with the scent of flowers and blossoming trees. Chestnuts and lime trees unfurl their first leaves and fresh greenery glows in the spring sunshine. As if the incomparable greenery of spring were captured in gemstone, five fine peridots shine in this ring from that very exciting time. In the last decades of the 19th century, the gemstone belonging to the olivine group was one of the preferred gemstones of England's goldsmiths. People loved pastel colours in those years, but surely peridot was also in demand because it came from Egypt. The British had conquered the country on the Nile only a short time before, in 1882, and since then the peridot was virtually a "British" gemstone, which could herald the success of the Empire. The ring has been forged from silver and reddish gold. The engraved ring band wraps around the finger as a narrow band while the faceted peridots sparkle in closed box settings of silver. Thus, the approximately 130-year-old piece of jewellery that we discovered in London is waiting for a new wearer to pass on and enjoy its beautiful history.
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Antique Victorian Gold & Silver Ring With Peridots, England Circa 1890
Spring Awakening
€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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