Glorious Imperial Topaz and Paste Bow Ring in 18k
The Georgian era takes its name from four of the five kings that ruled during the period: George I, II, III, and IV. It was a period of vast change, exemplified by the early stages of the industrial revolution and the formation of the United States of America.
It was also a period during which there were significant developments in jewelry and marked the beginning of many mass-production methods. The jewelry of this era was innovative and distinctive.
Traditionally seen as a symbol of love and marriage, the bow motif first appeared in jewellery in the 17th century French royal court of Louis XIV, when gold or silver was delicately shaped into loose double bows covered with gemstones and attached to necklaces or brooches.
Lovingly re-shanked, this 18k set treasure recalls a love for grand fetes and memories of champagne-filled sunrises. As a cherry on top, imperial topaz has a direct link to one's solar plexus chakra, activating and enhancing one's personal will.
Materials and Features: 18k gold
Age/Origin: Georgian, English (with French shank), c. 1780
Measurements: Size 6, 2.5 grams
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.