Antique Victorian Era 14k Gold Heavy Rare Smoky Quartz Ring Fits Size 8.5 & 8 For Sale
Features: This is a very beautiful antique (Victorian era 1880's to 1890's) heavy ring . Made of solid 14K gold of the rose gold variety with rectangle emerald cut natural smoky quartz gemstone of very excellent quality . The smokey quartz gemstone is the gemstone of Scotland . True smokyquartz gemstone will test higher within quartz index via refractometer. Stone is approx 14 cts . Ring is beautifully hand crafted with very impressive late 1800's smith workmanship in an eye catching hand laced well detailed raised setting . Very well made. Stone is well secured in an earlier 14 prong setting.For a 14K gold ring, it's very heavy . Weighs: 10 grams . It came from our family heirloom's late 1800's jewelry collection . It was very well kept and in very excellent condition (especially for ring this old). earlier 1900's jewelry
Ring Size: Looks impresseive on most fingers . Although ring is a size 8.5, will also fit size 8 with out significant shifting , (based on this type of design). For those in other countries such as UK, Ireland and AU , size 8.5 a size Q 1/2 (and should also fit size Q and P 1/2 . Also, consider that right hand fingers tend to be a little thicker than left hand fingers, (same principle applies in case left handed). Ring can be resized by your local jeweler . Also, for very small fee , your local jeweler should be able to stretch it up a 1/2 size (9) due to shank stretching is such a quick and easy task .
Measurements: Face Setting (top) portion is over 3/4 inch (as in 20.5 mm) by a little over 2/3 inch (as in 16.5 mm) . From where ring rest on finger top to top of stone settingis 12.5 mm as its inner arched mounting lays beautifully, once on finger . Shank widths (from center to rear) 3.8 mm and 3.5 mm in back .
Hallmark and Marks: "14K" . Mark is located on front on rear shank . Also, has possible maker marks yet too faded to decipher.
Guarantee:Stone was inspectedby me and another jeweler and tested via refractometer as natural smoky quartz or total refund . As a jeweler and retired precious metals tester for refinery, I re-assure that it will test solid 14K gold (as marked) or total refund . I routinely test prior to listing regardless of what's marked.
Would make a nice gift. Or, own it yourself and invest in this impressivecollectible ringand appreciate the compliments you'll get as its antiquity value andprecious metal and gemstonevalue continues to increase even more so over time.
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Antique Victorian Era 14k Gold Heavy Rare Smoky Quartz Ring Fits Size 8.5 & 8 : $397