Brilliant silver and black dot paste ring, converted from a button, circa early 19th century.
Black dot paste was made to simulate early cut diamonds and is recognizable by the tiny black dot in the center of each stone.
Paste was a popular cut glass stone introduced near the second half of the Georgian period (1714 to 1837) and maintained popularity through the Victorian era (1837 to 1901).
Many paste stones are incredibly beautiful, especially the older more finely made stones, black dot paste being among the finest. The stones set into this ring are a fine example and sparkly brightly in the light.
Both band and setting are sterling silver, unmarked but tested.
Box sold separately and is shown for display purposes only.
+++ Measurements +++
Measures as a size 5.5 US but may be better suited to a slightly smaller size due to the shape, size, and back side of the converted button, which has a thick line of silver down the middle, as shown in the photos.
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with minor wear commensurate with age. No issues to note.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.