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Victorian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Ring



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There are just so many pretty ways to pair pearls and turquoise. This beautifully detailed Victorian ring is centered by an arc of tiny seed pearls bordered by rows of smooth turquoise half-beads, all of slightly different and lovely hues of blue. Charming and cheerful, the composition is embraced on each side by decorative shoulders, each featuring one sweet orange blossom (a traditional symbol of love). Perfect. In 10K rose gold, circa 1880, currently ring size 7 3/4. Condition Note: This ring is delicate and not for wearing every day.


10 Karat Rose Gold
Current Ring Size:
7 3/4 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
7/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
2.4 Grams
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

6 Round Cabochon Cut Turquoises

Blue To Greenish Blue
2.70-2.80 mm

6 Seed Pearls

Half Round
1.70-1.70 mm

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