French 18k Ring Featuring Sphere of Sage Green Glass to Mimic Peridot
Jewelry and other forms of art during the Edwardian era were elaborate and decorative. Though the 20th century had begun, the Victorian influence was still strong, and this was reflected in the era’s classic, feminine patterns, including jewelry with hearts, flowers, and lacy filigree.
Glass has been used in jewelry for centuries, with examples found dating from 1500AD. It was so popular as a gem imitation in the 11th century, that the guild of goldsmiths in France was required to regulate the use of glass in jewelry, with the approach of mounting gemstones in silver and glass imitations in gold.
This gorgeous ring features a sage green glass sphere meant to mimic a peridot gemstone. Blending beautifully into the buttery gold it resides in, this ring is perfect for stacking and nicely matched with any look, day or night! A sphere that you get lost in, appreciating the seamless imitation, this babe belongs in your collection.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, sage green glass (mimicking peridot)
Age/Origin: French, c. 1910
Measurements: Size 6, 2.5 grams
Marks: Hallmarked for 18k
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.