Behold the exquisite elegance of this Victorian marvel, featuring a 14K yellow gold band adorned with a captivating oval bloodstone tablet. Delicately etched with a mesmerizing geometric pattern, the ring’s shoulders bestow it with a touch of character and allure. March babies will surely be enthralled by the irresistible charm exuded by this magnificent solitaire ring from the late Victorian era.
Derived from the Greek words for “sun-turner,” bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, fascinated the ancient Greeks. They believed that this unique variety of chalcedony had the power to manipulate the sun’s rays, causing water to boil and turn red. Additionally, bloodstone was believed to possess the remarkable ability to detect poison in food and beverages, leading to its frequent use in amulets.
The ring is in good antique condition with some noticeable signs of wear. The surface of the bloodstone has visible scuffs and marks from years of wear that a jeweler could buff out. The gold shank has a few fine lines and marks under magnification, and the gold-filled head has some wear on the underside. The stone is not chipped or cracked and is secure in the mounting. The ring is not marked or stamped, and the gem and metal were tested. There is a small dark spot on the inside of the shank from either resizing or an acid test.
The ring is a size 5.75 and can be sized. The head measures 7/8″ tall and 5/8″ wide and weighs 6.20 grams. The box is for display only.
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