The Victorian Burgundy Flower Ring

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The Victorian Burgundy Flower Ring

1,800.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Stone: Enamel & Mine Cut Diamonds

Era: 1850

Face: 1.25" L x .5" W

Size: 6.5

What you Should Know: Hallmark on outer shank. 

*This ring is resizable.

This Victorian ring features an unusual element we haven’t come across before. Enamelwork was no stranger during the 19th century, but the rich burgundy shade in this piece is not only beautiful, but quite rare. The art of enameling is an ancient process; pottery and metallic objects with enameled details dating back to the 13th century BC have been found.

Powdered glass is mixed with certain pigments to create a specific color, then applied to a metal, typically gold, silver, or copper. It’s fired at extremely high temperatures until the powdered glass is adhered to the metal in a smooth top layering coating. It’s then filed and polished into the desired state. Different cultures throughout varying time periods have altered techniques and aesthetics of enamelwork. It was extremely popular during the Renaissance when enameled jewelry was a prized possession. I

Enamel jewelry slowed in popularity, just to come back into high demand during the early Victorian Era. The Industrial Revolution was booming, travel and leisure was highly accessible for the first time in history, and manufacturing and selling of fashion was requested more and more. Beautiful enamel rings adorned the upper and middle class ladies, often in a deep blue color, speckled with diamonds. This particular ring captured our attention for its incredible enamelwork and color. A wine hued enamel is the perfect background for old mine cut diamonds to play in the light. The floral shaped settings of the diamonds are beautifully crafted in 18k yellow gold and the navette is outlined in a slightly off white enamel frame. Topped off by split shoulders and a golden shank, this Victorian stunner is a real show stopper. Exactly why enamelwork was, and still is, a great love of ours.

 

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