This stunning ring is a wonderful statement piece and would be a beautiful gift!
These rings, usually featured an amethyst engraved with a flower, often set with a diamond, came into style during the 1870s-1880s. Sometimes a yellow stone was used, such as topaz or citrine.
Although I have always seen them referred to as "Rose of Sharon" rings, I have not been able to find any historical mention of this name for this particular style, so I am not sure if the name is something that has happened more recently. I have most often seen them referred to as "seal rings" or simply a ring with "inlaid stone" in extant catalogs from the period.
The term "Rose of Sharon" seems to have its origins in the Bible in Song of Solomon 2:1, in which "The Beloved" says "I am the rose of Sharon, a rose of the valley." Though the true meaning of the phrase remains a mystery, it has since been used in romantic writing and poetry. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why these beautiful rings are such an excellent choice as an engagement ring or anniversary gift!
This ring features a very large amethyst stone, engraved with a flower and set with an old cut diamond. Beautiful seed pearls surround the main stone, set in lovely 14k yellow gold.
It is unmarked but tests as 14k gold.
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US ring size 6.5
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