Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mastery of Design: Queen Charlotte's Opal Finger Ring, 1810

Queen Charlotte's Opal Finger Ring
England, c. 1810
Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection

Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This ring was made circa 1810 for Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. The appealing jewel is set with pearls around a stunning center opal. The ring was passed through the family to Queen Victoria by the Duchess of Gloucester who inherited the piece following Queen Charlotte’s death.

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