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Late 19th Century Gold Nugget American Eagle Ring


I love gold nugget jewelry, and when I spotted the shoulders on this ring - massive smashed gold nugs - I fell in love. I'm also beginning to really appreciate 19th century American-made jewelry, which this ring undoubtedly is. America hadn't really developed its own unique jewelry style yet. We were still copying English and Continental styles, and some of it is a little, let's say, "folksy" or "naive". The eagle is strangely proportioned, and on the underside the initials ED seem to have been carved by an amateurish hand.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), gold nuggets

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    8.5, can be resized; 5/8" head, 1/8" shank

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.