Lovely antique French turquoise 18k yellow gold harem style ring. The five articulating bands are connected by a gold retainer, facilitating individual movement and stack as a cohesive unit.
Harem rings were made popular by the Victorians intrigue with the iconography of the Islamic world and the conquest of Algiers by the French in 1830. The obsession exploded with the English translation of A Thousand and One Nights by, Edward William Lane in 1838.
Turquoise: Twenty-Five (25) prong and pavé set, round cabochon cut turquoise measuring approximately from 2.3 to 4.2mm each in diameter each.
Metal: 18k yellow gold, acid tested
Size: 6 3/4
Markings: French hallmarks - please refer to images
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