Antique Victorian 10k Rose Gold Band Ruby Seed Pearl Ring
Antique Victorian 10k rose gold ring, gypsy set with three dainty rubies at the center and a seed pearl at each side. The ring setting is oval in shape, with a hand-crimped border around the outer edges. The rubies are inset into diamond-shaped bezels, while the outer seed pearls are in outward pointing triangles.
A look at the underside first seemed to hint at the possibility of this being rolled gold, and yet when I studied the construction closer, it appears more a thinly layered pillow design that is hollow in the middle. There is evidence of repair to splits in the gold on the underside.
Ring size: 6
Band width, north to south, is 7mm, tapering to 5mm level with the seed pearls, and 1.75mm at the base of the shank.