Antique, Georgian 9ct, 9k, 375 rose gold Coral five stone ring, Circa 1810
A late Georgian, Coral ring mounted with five graduated pieces of coral set in a rose gold crimped setting on a split shoulder and double shank mount and beautifully handmade in 9ct gold.
Hallmarks: None – tested to at least 9ct possibly 15ct
The coral is a deep salmon red, you can see the natural grain of the coral under a loupe.
This ring was most likely given as a token of love or a promise ring, as coral is known to be a protective material.
Interesting Facts: Romans adorned their Children in Coral to protect them from harm. Historically Coral has been a popular choice for Christening presents (early 17th century portraits of children are shown wearing a simple row of coral beads). Queen Victoria as a baby wore a coral necklace and its popularity has continued to the present day.
Metal: 9ct Gold (tested)
Weight: 1.5 grams
Ring Size: UK: O / USA: 7.25 (resizing available on request)
Date: Georgian 1714 to 1837