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BelleEpoque's loves196 of 713Pair of Regency Period Coral Necklaces with Conjoining Gold ClaspsA Georgian Tassie Seal "To Hell With Love", set in a later Victorian Gold Ring
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Posted 2 years ago

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Bluboi
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Pluto is a big news item right now, but the Georgians were also interested in the planets.

A gold ring, circa 1820, the decorative scalloped shank terminating in an oval head with a variety of gemstones. The stones represent the qualities of the different planets, reflecting the keen interest in astrology and planetary influences at the time. Certain gems were perceived to have positive astrological effects.

In order clockwise:

sapphire - Saturn
rock crystal - Venus
agate - Mars
quartz cat's eye - spiritualism and intuition
spinel - Saturn
brown zircon - Jupiter
amethyst - Saturn
green zircon - Mercury
garnet - North Node
chrysoberyl - spiritualism and intuition
pearl - moon, ruby - sun
center garnet - north node

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    I would never guessed about planets, it is an extraordinary ring!
  2. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 2 years ago
    An absolute stunner! Thanks for showing this and explaining the significance, perhaps I'll find one in the wild one day? - I wish!

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