Tea Gown Great Britain, c. 1887-89 Museum Purchase 2007.5.22 This tea gown is heavily influenced by the Aesthetic movement, which flourished in Britain during the 1870s. Aesthetes rejected modern society with its cheap, mass-produced goods and artificial standards of beauty. Instead, they advocated a return to the refined, natural designs of classical antiquity or medieval Europe. Adherents of the Aesthetic movement desired reform in architecture and interior design as well as in dress.
This classic, antique Victorian five-stone ring radiates with three gorgeous, intense-red, Burmese rubies separated by a pair of glistening, old mine-cut diamonds. And, if you look close, ten teeny-tiny, rose-cut diamonds are set at the corners of each gemstone. This enchanting antique ring is rendered in rich 18 karat yellow gold, and, unlike most of its more frilly counterparts, is crafted with clean, tailored lines. A beauty.
Antique Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring. A bright deep pink sapphire, weighing 2.50 carats, glistens from within a sparkling wreath of old mine-cut diamonds in this classic antique gemstone ring from the late Victorian period. Timeless. Lang Antiques.
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