This rare Georgian Stuart Crystal 18ct Gold ring is a remarkable piece of 18th century jewellery. Inlaid with a Gold wire cypher and flashes of berry-pink foil, this ring is steeped in English history.
Stuart Crystal rings were first invented after King Charles I execution in 1649, where royalists would secretly wear rings, earrings, bracelets and brooches just like this piece to show allegiance to the crown and the House of Stuart. They remained in popularity until the mid 18th century after the monarchy was reinstated. It is incredibly rare to find high-quality pieces like this today.
ERA: Early 18th Century Georgian c.1714-1780.
RING SIZE: UK Size J.5 / US Size 5
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MEASUREMENTS: Stuart Crystal 10mm long x 10mm wide.
Ring profile 4.5mm high.
Ring band 2mm wide.
MATERIALS: Solid 18ct Gold, Sterling Silver, Stuart Crystal, Gold Cypher.
HALLMARKS: Tests as Solid 18ct Gold ring with Sterling Silver settings.
VERY GOOD: This rare Georgian Stuart Crystal 18ct Gold ring is in incredible condition throughout. The clear cut angular facets are crisp, with no discernible signs of chips or abrasions, and the beautiful pink foil and Gold wire cypher are still just as charming as she was all those years ago! We do believe that this ring is an antique conversion piece as the smooth solid 18ct Gold shank appears to be a later addition. However, this certainly does not detract from this ring's antique allure. If you are looking for the ultimate Georgian jewellery collector's piece, then this ring has to be a contender!