1820s Georgian Chrysoberyl Ring with Foliate Shoulders & Pearl Halo

A lushly beautiful 18k gold c. 1820s antique Georgian ring, of classic cluster ring form with a halo of natural saltwater pearls framing an 1.5 carat chrysoberyl gemstone, along with gorgeously engraved foliate decorative shoulders.

The late Georgian cluster ring with its rows of pearls and centrally set stones is a popular but ageless design. The closed foil back, cut down collet setting, and leaf-like foliate shoulders are all design characteristics quite typical of the 1810s-30s Georgian period.

All in all this ring is just so lyrical and romantic. There’s just something unadulteratedly lovely about the color palette– together, the pale yellow gold, iridescent pearls, and grass- green beryl creates an overall ethereal (and almost wistful) aura.

Description

Date: 1820s, English Regency / Late Georgian period

Materials: solid 18k gold, chrysoberyl

Ring size: USA 6.25 / UK M 1/2 / EU 53

Weight: 4.6 grams

Dimension of green beryl: 5.9 x 5.6 mm, approximately 1.5 carats

Dimension of ring face: 13.8 x 13.3 mm

Dimension of decorative shoulders: 9 x 9 mm

Width of shank: 2.2 – 2.4 mm

Thickness of shank: 1 mm

Condition: Great antique condition, wearable and sturdy. There are however the following flaws:

1. There is a pin-sized scratch to the gemstone surface
2. There are neat joint-lines where the decorative shoulders meet the shank (meaning the ring may have been re-shanked some time in the past). Gold was much more precious prior to 1848, and many Georgian rings have original shanks that were thinly constructed and thus later were in need of replacement.