Late Victorian 18kt Large Jade Navette Ring
A fabulous jade ring from the late Victorian (ca1900) era! This lovely piece features a relatively large jade stone that rests within an 18kt yellow gold mounting. The incredible stone displays a smoothly polished surface and is carved into a dramatic elongated navette shape. The jade exhibits a vibrant green color with subtle milky inclusions throughout. The mounting that surrounds the claw-set stone is adorned with delicate round cutouts, adding a lovely feminine touch. A beautiful etched design decorates the split-shank shoulders, while lovely milgrain work adds further embellishment. Finishing the design is a smoothly polished band that wraps around the back, and stamped inside of the shank is an "18" gold purity mark besides a maker's mark. When worn, the substantial size and appearance of the ring makes quite a striking statement. Perfect for the jade collector, this gorgeous ring would make a very special accessory!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 8, but could be resized if desired. The jade centerpiece measures about 1 1/4" tall, 3/8" wide, and rests about 1/8" above the finger when worn. The band measures 2mm wide in the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The jade cabochon is intact, securely set, and free of chips or scratches.