Posted 6 years ago
Circa 1840- 1850
This high carat Victorian gold ring is a testament to the skill and ingenuity of the Victorian goldsmith. A rare 'toy' or amusement ring. it consists of eight scalloped and engraved bands, terminating in an engraved bezel set with a panel of Persian turquoise and natural pearls. It also transforms into a wearable bracelet. The bands, when folded are 1/2 an inch wide. The bracelet is 7 inches in length and the links are 3/4 of an inch wide.
For similar, see "Rings, The Alice and Louis Koch Collection," numbers 1649 and 1650.