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VICTORIAN antique 10c gold and turquoise ring, eye shape with seed pearls

Price: $398.00
Description VICTORIAN antique 10 karat yellow gold and turquoise ring in an eye shape with seed pearls all around, engraved with initials "EJP." and hallmarked "H&S" for the maker, and "10c" on the inside of the band.  It is a size 8-1/4 and it weighs .08 ozs.

Persian turquoise is a beautiful blue color turquoise with no matrix at all and it was originally mined in Persia and then brought to Europe.  In New Mexico, the Cerrillos mines just south of Santa Fe were also found to have a similar type of turquoise.  The story is that this turquoise was used by the Tiffany company in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and it may have even been the source of the lovely aqua color in their advertising.

The turquoise used in Victorian jewelry has an interesting history, and to read more about it, click HERE.  The last photo shows just some of the many rings that were made using turquoise, and they are fun to collect and wear together or one at a time!   View   View   View     
Product #V39818
All items in excellent vintage condition unless otherwise noted.
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