Georgian paste marquise ring in 18 karat gold (750) and silver marquise ring. This large antique marquise-type ring features an oval head adorned with an opalescent glass plaque, onto which green paste stones have been set, forming a flower at the center of the jewel. A line of white paste stones surrounds the central plaque, they exhibits a common trick called the “black spot” which was when a hole was cut at the back of the foil behind the paste. This showed the black spot that was meant to imitate the culet on an old mine cut diamond. The ring’s band is decorated with two delicate ridges at the shoulder. Georgian period, circa 1820, France.
Hibou and swan hallmarks (French state hallmarks for 18-karat gold).
Finger size: 58 EU or 8.25 US (resizing possible)
Setting dimensions: 35 x 18 mm
Condition: The yellow gold ring is probably not from origin; antique tin soldering; usual wears on gold and stones.
Weight: 9.44 gr
*The antique box is not sold with the jewel*