Vintage Natural ‘Ox Blood’ Coral Gold Ring

Vintage Natural ‘Ox Blood’ Coral Gold Ring

This ring is set with a large coral cabochon, set in a plain, galleried mount. Coral jewels experienced a surge in popularity in the early 19thcentury, when the European middle and upper classes embarked on ‘Grand Tours’ to Italy, and bought jewellery manufactured using coral sourced from the Mediterranean. Coral is treasured for its beautiful and distinctive range of colours, particularly its red and pink varieties, its ability to take polish to a high lustre, and its subtle surface structure, resembling the grain of wood. Often, coral is dyed or wax-impregnated to improve its colour or lustre, but unusually, this beautifully elongated cabochon is completely untreated.


Place Of Origin UK
Stone Type Coral: approximately 9.00 carats
Accompanied by GCS report no. 79255-39, stating that the coral shows no indications of treatment.
Stone Dimensions Coral approximately 27.8 x 10.4 x 4.3mm
Height of setting: 7.0mm
Width of setting at front: 15.2 x 31.0mm
Metal Type 14 carat yellow gold
Marks French import assay mark for 14 carat gold.
Condition Very good
Signs Of Wear Very minor wear commensurate with age
Band Size UK: P US: 7.5

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