Our Victorian-era friends were such interesting people. They loved a good story. And even more so, they loved a good scandal. But first and foremost, one had to keep their image up. That, for the ladies (and in some cases the gentlemen) meant an appearance of wealth. Even if you didn’t have it. Lower karat gold jewelry was an option for those of limited resources. Another handy trick to get your social circle to think you were up to snuff? Wearing colored glass stone jewelry. It gave off the appliance of the real thing. And only you and your jeweler were often the wiser.
What We Love About It: The intense color of the deeply orange glass stone. It literally glows. And it keeps you guessing. Is it topaz? A citrine? A sapphire? Nope. But not everyone has to know that.
The Deets: The ring is likely a US made ring, but the hallmark isn’t helping to clue us in. It tests as 10kt yellow gold and the stone has been tested to be glass. It’s currently a size US 6.5 but could easily be sized by our jeweler (see above for options and pricing) or by yours.
We promise not to clue anyone in if you don’t. 😉