THE VALUE OF A NATURAL PEARL & EDWARDIAN ANTIQUE PEARL RING
A large natural pearl is considered the oldest and most valuable gemstone. When found, a single perfectly round natural pearl would be sold as a collector's item because of its scarcity and considerable value. The larger the pearl, the more it is worth. In 1520 B.C., a portion of a rare natural pearl was found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess. This information is not surprising because natural pearls are not only considered extremely valuable but have been known to symbolize humility and purity.
Another example of the value of a single pearl is the historical fact that the Roman general, Vitellius, sold one of his mother's pearls to fund an entire war. Hard to believe, but true! This dainty and feminine natural Antique pearl and diamond ring is from the Edwardian time period, circa 1901-1914. It has a 3.8mm pearl and is surrounded by .33ct. T.W. of Rose Cut diamonds with SI clarity and G-H color. Furthermore, the shoulders of this ring have a leaf design with prong set diamonds. Crafted in Platinum and 14 karat yellow gold, this is a classic and elegant Antique pearl ring. A perfect addition to any woman's jewelry wardrobe. J36468 5.30.18