Jewel of the day: Antique Micromosaic Ring

Micromosaic jewelry became a favoured souvenir when rich Europeans did their grand tours of the continent. Generally they showed nature scenes, or historic buildings. This ring is what I would call sweetly naive … the quality is not top drawer and you kind of have to squint to see the giardinetti/flower bouquet in the design. Which makes me kind of love it. It wouldn’t have come from a top drawer jeweller but I bet it meant a ton to the person who wore it.

This is set in 9k gold, and available from Etsy seller Black Umbrella Jewelry. This is currently on sale for USD$489.35.

 

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