This beautiful ring is so striking, it will make all of your friends green with envy!
Handcrafted in 10k gold with just the slightest rosy hue, this exquisite Victorian ring features two emerald green sapphire doublets accented by two petite old mine diamonds.
The band itself almost has a leaf like shape, which is quite indicative of the late Victorian Aesthetic Period of which this piece is from.
Widely used in antique jewelry, doublets are a type of assembled gem designed to imitate other, more expensive or fragile gems. This particular doublet is a sapphire and glass doublet, which is made by fusing a clear sapphire on top of emerald green glass.
Doublets were first used in the 1850s when it was noted that molten glass would adhere to certain semi-precious stones. It was a popular imitation for all types of colorful gems because the color of the glass was the only color that could be seen. Doublets were still being utilized in the early 1900s until actual synthetic gems were invented.
Materials: 10k gold, sapphires, glass, old mine diamonds
Markings: Unidentified makers mark WWW and a circle
Condition: Very Good
Shank has light surface scratches consistent with age and use. One of the doublets has a chipped girdle giving it a less than round appearance. It is more noticeable under magnification and close inspection than on the hand.
Cleaning and Care
Clean gently with warm soap and water and a soft bristled brush. Lightly polish with a jewelry polishing cloth, if desired.