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Seed Pearl Ring
Seed Pearl Ring
Seed Pearl Ring
Seed Pearl Ring
Seed Pearl Ring
Seed Pearl Ring

Seed Pearl Ring

$ 1,125

Description

The navette ring was in vogue during the Victorian era. Literally meaning ‘little ship,’ the design is elongated and pointed at the ends, much like a marquise cut diamond. However, the two are not interchangeable - marquise diamonds are often a feature of navette rings, but it’s the ring's face that has the shape, not necessarily the stones. They are often made up of clustered stones. The rings rest just under the knuckle and can almost cover the entire finger for a slim yet bold look.


Here we have a modified version of the navette ring... instead of the typical marquise shape we have a slim oval with a delicate scroll ring shank. Due to it's small scale and ring size, this was most likely once the pinky ring of an upper class woman. In an age of complex manners and rules, Victorians used symbolism to speak a secret language. Seed pearls epitomized innocence, purity, humility & harmony. This ring is truly as sweet as can be.

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Ariel Gordon Jewelry, we’re so proud to introduce Heritage by Ariel Gordon, a collection of vintage and estate jewelry curated by Ariel to bring new life to these treasured pieces.

“It felt inspiring and motivating to me to stop for a moment and reflect on all the different reasons that people have worn jewelry throughout the years - the heritage of the industry that I'm a part of.  I get a lot of satisfaction thinking about the sustainable life cycle of jewelry and that I'm bringing new life to old pieces. I design my own collection to live forever and be heirlooms so it's so exciting that I'm getting to honor these pieces in the same way.  It's a fantasy of mine that 100 years from now, someone will discover one of my pieces, and it would have the same special meaning to them—with the stories and memories it's collected over the years.”

To curate this assortment, Ariel scoured trade shows, flea markets, private collections, and beyond to find authentic, one of a kind jewelry. Every piece in the collection was purchased by Gordon in person so she could fully vet the quality and authenticity. 

About this item
  • Era: Victorian
  • Hallmark: not visible
  • Metal: 15-18k gold, not tested
  • Size: 2.75
  • Stones: seed pearl
  • Measurements: 1/2"
  • Condition: Good (item shows moderate wear).

 

Notes About This Collection

The entirety of the Heritage by Ariel Gordon Collection has been inspected by a 3rd generation, GIA-certified Estate Jewelry dealer so we feel confident about the pieces that we are passing on to you. Every piece here has survived generations and we are so excited that they are finding a new home with you. Please keep in mind that these heirlooms are sold as-is and will show wear consistent with their age. We believe that this wear isn't a defect, rather it's proof that the piece was worn with love in generations past. We will describe any notable wear or damage as accurately as possible and to the best of our ability. We are only selling pieces that we've determined are in wearable condition. That being said, please know that jewelry in general is fragile, especially antique jewelry and should be handled with extra care. We will assess all repair requests on Heritage pieces on a case by case basis. 

We know that shopping online for estate pieces can be intimidating, which is why we will accept returns on our Heritage pieces (with limited terms).  Due to the one-of-a kind nature of these pieces, you can return it within 5 days of receipt of the item with a $25 restocking fee.

If you're unsure about anything, please reach out to us via our concierge portal with any specific questions about this item. 

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