Really unique antique Victorian harem ring - it has five delicate bands alternating smooth and braided texture, that are held together by the ring face which is rectangular and functions like a slide that can move all the way around the joined bands. The ring face stays in place while wearing (given that it is worn on a finger where it fits snugly), it a very interesting design. Striking geometric design on the ring face with beautiful naturally varying colors of turquoise separated by iridescent gray seed pearls. This piece has a sort of squared navette look with added interest in the multiple bands.
One of my favorites of all my offerings for sure. No hallmarks but tests at 14k. Beautiful antique rose gold patina. It's about a size 6 1/2.
The navette face of the ring is 3/4 of an inch tall by 3/8 an inch. As far as sizing , this would be one I would recommend you show pictures of to your local jeweler as it might be a challenge to resize all five of the independently moving bands to the same size? All my pieces are pre owned and in estate condition. This is in really nice shape though, and looks just as an antique piece should.Lovely patina to the gold, beautiful coloring to the stones and pearls. The bands are dainty and delicate, but as there are five of them, it feels sturdy. None of them are out of round.
When you really look closely you can see the tiny seams where the bands were connected, but it is very small and not visible while wearing. If you wear the ring on a smaller finger, the slide does move and rotate so it needs to fit snugly enough on the finger to hold it in place. Surface wear from use and wear to the gold band commensurate with age. It is still nicely shaped and all the stones seem secure.
Like all antique jewelry, please handle these rings with care. I don't see any loose stones or anything, but I just always recommend special occasion and gentle wear on these very old pieces. Very sweet piece from a very special era. I enjoy making my customers happy and matching unique pieces with new homes.Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions! It means a lot to me that you are visiting my store! The item "RARE Harem RING MULTI Band SLIDE Victorian TURQUOISE Pearl 14k Rose Gold Navette" is in sale since Thursday, December 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.