Exceptional Victorian Turquoise and Diamond Navette Ring
In the shape of a boat? The Marquise de Pompadour’s lips? The Navette is an infamous shape, well loved by 19th century gentry, nostalgic for 18th century French glory. Beautifully executed, this pink gold American find will dazzle with her diamond halo and striking Persian turquoise. Eternally sought after, Persian, or Sleeping Beauty turquoise revolutionized the textile and jewelry trade in the latter 1/2 of the 19th century, as the shocking hue became all the rage for Victorians prone to ennui.a superb example, free of veining or matrix, this is a perfect ring, a textbook example of the desirable circa 1890.
size: 6, 17mm long
materials: 14ct, turquoise, diamond
condition: Excellent, please see photos for more!