Ring dating from the 19th century, topped with a coral cabochon.
Antique coral cabochon ring in 18 karat yellow gold. The ring is adorned with a round cabochon of coral of orange colour with white nuances. Under the coral is a stylised pattern in the shape of flower petals or a shell. The coral has “flame” growth lines, which are clearly visible to the naked eye and typical of this gem. Antique ring from the second half of the 19th century.
Eagle head hallmark
Finger size: 54 EU or 6.75 US (possible resizing)
Diameter of the coral button : 8.4 mm
Weight : 2.39 gr
Gemological point: Coral is a gem of organic origin. Only the branched calcareous trunks of certain corals are used in jewellery. Its colour is due to organic pigments close to carotene: varying from blood red to white, passing by the pink “angel skin”. Currently, most coral species are protected under CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.