Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Two-in-One Ring, 19th-century Victorian treasure: A perfectly matched pair of lustrous natural pearl & sparkling diamond rings delicately crafted in rich 18K yellow gold / Lang Antiques
An 18th Century Natural Pearl Gold Fede Ring. The term "fede chianina", used to describe traditional family ring that Aretinian mothers-in-law used to give to their daughters-in-law, as a symbolic inheritance from woman to woman. It was quite coarse, but that's precisely why it was so precious: its corolla of eight natural pearls around a larger natural pearl. This ring ispired family stability, c 1790
Giardinetti Necklace, c. 1760, gold, silver, diaminds, emeralds, rubies, The giardinetti jewel of which this necklace is an important example demonstrates that passion for colour and flowers characteristic of the eighteenth century decorative arts was not reserved for ceramics and textiles but was also expressed in jewellery. Worn like a garland round the neck the flowers would add a festive note to the toilette of the woman who wore it, and delight the eyes of all who saw her.