Ref GBB9 Georgian Planetary Ring
A gold ring, circa 1820, the decorative scalloped shank terminating in an oval head set with an array of gemstones. The stones symbolise the qualities of the different planets, reflecting the keen interest in astrology and planetary influences at the time, when certain gems were perceived to have positive astrological effects. The stones utilised are : sapphire - Saturn, rock crystal - Venus, agate - Mars, quartz cat's eye - spiritualism and intuition, spinel - Saturn, brown zircon - Jupiter, amethyst - Saturn, green zircon - Mercury, garnet - North Node, chrysoberyl - spiritualism and intuition, pearl - moon, ruby - sun.The ring is size L [US 5 and 1/2] and can be sized, and the gem-set head measures 3/4 of an inch by 1/2 an inch. A fascinating Georgian planetary ring.