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Eternal Elegance: Holland's Historic Gold Ring

A marvel of Georgian craftsmanship, this 18K yellow gold ring from circa 1820, exudes a timeless charm. Crafted in the Southern Netherlands, it features an intricate design of eleven 'spiders' atop a shank formed by six twisted wires, each soldered side-by-side and adorned with alternating gold flowers and diamonds. This design, prevalent from the 16th to the 19th century in Holland, encapsulates not only the period's artistic inclinations but also a possible symbolism yet to be fully deciphered, offering a tangible connection to the rich cultural heritage of its time.

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Eternal Elegance: Holland's Historic Gold Ring

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
"The Southern Netherlands" refers to the historical term used for the southern region that encompasses present-day Belgium and the southern part of the Netherlands. (Belgium gained independence from the Netherlands in 1831.)

Style
Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
See also: Georgian
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Period
ca. 1820
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Material 18K
yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Technique
Filigree; this is in fact thin golden wire twisted into refined motifs. This technique demands very high skills and precision from the maker.

Hallmarks
The hallmark found (the cornucopia or horn of plenty) in this jewel was used in the former Southern Netherlands (now Belgium) between 1815 and 1832.
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Dimensions
band width top of ring 1,29 cm (0,51 inch)
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Weight
2,40 gram (1,54 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 57 & 18¼ , Size USA: 8 , Size UK: P½

Resizing
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
24043-0184

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Eternal Elegance: Holland's Historic Gold Ring
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