The Agate Specimen Ring

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The Agate Specimen Ring

650.00

Metal: 15K Gold and 14K Gold

Stones: Agate

Face: Measures 1.1" x .70"

Size: 5

Era: 1850

What You Should Know: Agate Face was repurposed from an early victorian pendant and kept in its original setting. We added a victorian inspired shank and voila! 

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

The Romantic Period was the early years of the Victorian Era, and one that popularized natural motifs. Florals and foliage was abundant in jewelry, but maybe the most “natural” motif used in jewelry was the choice of stone. “Pebble” jewelry became all the rage in the mid 1800’s, while Queen Victoria frequently took trips to Scotland and would bring back pieces of agate as souvenirs. These agates were all unlike the other, and reminiscent of the natural world with unusual striations and colors. While the Scottish often set their agates in silver, the Gold Rush in 1848 alleviated the gold shortage in the London, so Victorian English jewelers would house them in high carat gold.

We sourced this wondrous agate from a Victorian pendant and converted it into an even more wearable ring. The agate was kept in its original pinched gold setting, and we crafted a 19th century inspired shank to keep with its originality. The stone itself is endlessly alluring with vibrant yet warm colors and a domed profile. We’re especially excited about the versatility of this ring- wear everyday with a chunky sweater or out at night as a cocktail ring with LBD. 

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