Antique 14K Gold Arts & Crafts Natural Freshwater Pearl Ring

Antique 14K Gold Arts & Crafts Natural Freshwater Pearl Ring

Antique 14K Gold Arts & Crafts Natural Freshwater Pearl Ring

Type of pearl: Natural freshwater

Carat Weight: Total weight of ring is 3.6 grams

Shape: Ovoid

Size of pearls: From 6mm x 4mm, to 7mm x 5mm (approx.)

Color: White

Location of Origin: USA, Mississippi River

Metal Type: 14K yellow gold

Ring Size: 7

An unusual use of 14K gold and Mississippi pearls by a jeweler of the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century.

Certificate: This ring was evaluated by Lila Taylor, M.Sc., an expert in American freshwater pearls.

This handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gold ring dating to ca. 1905 features three natural American freshwater pearls, beautifully matched in overall form, color, surface texture, and luster. The pearls are white with subtle pink, blue, and green orient.

The organic floral and foliate style mounting places the design squarely in the Arts & Crafts movement. The use of 14K gold here is quite unusual, as silver and other metals normally were favored by these artisans.

The face of the ring measures approximately 7/8" by 1/2". It is in very fine condition for its age, showing only moderate normal wear. Inside the shank there is a faint remnant of a 14K mark, as well as initials and a date -- unfortunately unreadable now. All the pearls are securely set, with some excess glue behind one pearl, not seen when worn.

The ring has just been cleaned, repolished, and resized to a size 7. It is resizeable by a jeweler experienced with antique pearl rings. Most likely given as a token of love, it deserves to be cherished again!

Price: $960 SOLD!

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Jul 21, 2015
by: Ieuan Baker

Pearls like this are very rare to come by these days and it would be such a good change from what we can see and I hope that whosoever it belongs to will cherish it and keep it safe too.

Feb 19, 2015
Pearls are often sold by carat weight
by: Kari

Hi Victor, Pearls are often sold by carat weight and price is determined by many factors.

Feb 13, 2015
by: Victor

This pearl seems to be very costly. I am searching for the details regarding how we determine the price of the pearl. Is that same process that of gold? It will take years for the formation of this kind of pearl.

Nov 28, 2013
You're close
by: Kari

Hi Anonymous,

You're close on price...can you add just a wee bit and make it closer to our price? Then maybe we can put it on your finger. Contact me to see what we can work out. I'd love to see you own it! God bless.

Nov 23, 2013
by: Anonymous

This ring is truly a work of art and I would love to purchase it. I have been given $500 Australian Dollars. I realize that the ring is worth what you ask but I don't have that much. Just asking. Cheers

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