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Victorian Five Stone Turquoise Ring


Queen Victoria was a great fan of turquoise. She reportedly gave each of her ladies-in-waiting a portrait ring framed with turquoise cabochons. Victorians were always eager to emulate the queen, so wearing gold with turquoise was considered almost a sartorial necessity during the era. This Victorian band is made in 18k yellow gold and set with five sky blue turquoise cabochons. The inside of the band is hallmarked for London - we estimate around 1880 - although the date letter has been sized out.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), 5 oval turquoise cabochons (3.3 - 5mm)

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use; London hallmarks (date letter has been obscured by a previous resizing)

  • Size

    8, can be slightly resized; 5.3mm head, 2.1mm shank

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RelatedHistory Lesson

Turquoise:Health, Luck and Friendship

A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb