Victorian 14kt Turquoise Matrix Etched Ring
A gorgeous turquoise ring from the Victorian era (ca1880) era! This wonderful piece displays a beautiful turquoise stone that is bezel set at the center of a substantial 14kt gold centerpiece. The elongated turquoise stone is oval in shape and exhibits a gorgeous sky blue color. There are naturally occurring veins of rich brown and dark blue inclusions throughout (known as "matrix"), giving the stone a marbled appearance. Surrounding the turquoise is an etched border, which textures the design with a pattern of swirls and scrolls. Completing the design is a smooth gold band with a split shank at each shoulder. An eye-catching statement piece, this beautiful ring would add pop of color to any ensemble, and is perfect for the turquoise lover!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.75, but could be easily re-sized up or down if desired. The turquoise centerpiece measures 1" tall, 5/8" wide, and rests about 1/4" high.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or turquoise cabochon, which is intact. There is a natural patina on the gold surface that gives it an antiqued appearance, which is normal for jewelry from the Victorian era and adds to its character.