Late 19th Century Gold Nugget American Eagle Ring

Regular price $2,300.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

I love gold nugget jewelry, and when I spotted the shoulders on this ring - massive smashed gold nugs - I fell in love. I'm also beginning to really appreciate 19th century American-made jewelry, which this ring undoubtedly is. America hadn't really developed its own unique jewelry style yet and was still copying English and Continental styles, and some of it is a little, let's say, "folksy" or "naive". The eagle is strangely proportioned, and on the underside the initals ED seem to have been carved by an amateurish hand. 

MATERIALS: 10k gold (tests), gold nuggets

AGE: c. 1890

SIZE: size 8.5, can be resized; 5/8" head, 1/8" shank