Victorian ring with pearls & turquoises, England circa 1890
This gold ring from around 1890 enchants with its magnificent design in the form of a hand-forged dome, richly set with sky-blue turquoise and natural pearls. The stones and pearls are placed hemispherically on the domed ring face. The turquoises shine in a particularly beautiful colorfulness in slightly varying hues; these are genuine turquoises from the kingdom of Persia at that time. Persian turquoises are characterized by their intense and clear color and the usually very low inclusion patterns. Not least because of just this strong colorfulness the turquoise was a true fashion stone of the late 19th century. Its blue color was very popular in the context of romantic gifts, as it reminded of the flowers of the Forget-Me-Not and could wonderfully convey its literal meaning. In this context, the pearls are also to be read, they were considered the "precious stones" love goddess Venus. After all, shell is not only the mother of the pearl, as we know from Botticelli's famous painting, Venus herself is born from a shell! Thus, to this day, this ring is a romantic gift of love that still seems wonderful even after 130 years.
"Whoever was born in the cold month of December, the month with snow and ice and no worries, take a blue turquoise in his hand, and success will be his forever." Author unknown, brochure published by Tiffany & Co. (1870)
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