This ring is faaaaancy.
This spectacular thing was made in 1900. It centers an intense, dazzling peridot surrounded by a crown of tiny rose gold flowers and natural seed pearls. As the icing on the cake, the border is surrounded by an additional layer of rusty brown and grassy green enamel.
Notice how the pearls are beads strung on a wire, rather than set into the piece like the peridot. Cool, yes?
As is befitting the opulence of the front of this ring, the back, shank, and gallery are all covered in delicate engraving. It’s lovely from every angle.
This ring is currently for sale at Fourtane, listing available via 1stdibs. All images and info are thanks to Fourtane and 1stdibs.