Victorian gold and turquoise ring “Abby”


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This Victorian ring combines 15 carat gold with a line of 5 turquoises framed by a gold pearl on either side. Carved in cabochons and set in a claw, these turquoises show various shades of blue, from lagoon blue tinged with green to sky blue.

  • Size 55/ UK O/ US 7.5
  • Weight: 1.5g
  • English hallmarks

This unique piece had a previous life in the UK.

The story: This ring is particularly representative of the Victorian era (1840-1900) because it honors Queen Victoria’s favorite stone: turquoise. For her marriage in 1840 to Prince Albert, she even gave each of her ladies-in-waiting a special ring as a gift. The latter represented her hand-painted portrait, haloed with turquoises cut in cabochon. In addition, her position as an influential figure helped spread the trend of turquoise jewelry throughout the British Empire and beyond.