Victorian 1880s 10-ct Citrine & Seed Pearl Halo Ring

A striking and substantial Victorian 10-carat citrine ring, framed by a halo of seed pearls in a scalloped setting and crafted entirely in solid 14k gold. Made by Chicago’s House of Peacock, a premier jeweler of the city at the time, the ring is quite heavy at 9.2 grams and well-made. There are over 60 individual prongs holding the citrine and the scalloped setting is well-defined and lovely. The citrine is of a saturated orange hue somewhere between the “golden” and “palmeira” classifications, and displays great luster and shine when worn.

The ring’s inner shank bears “Peacock”, a mark of House of Peacock that pre-dates 1889, when the firm’s founder Elijah Peacock retired and its name was changed to C.D.Peacock. Originally from England, Elijah, a third-generation jeweler, had immigrated to Chicago in 1837 and established a jewelry trade under his own name that year.

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