Turquoise Pavé Dome Ring with Diamond Center $800.00
This one-of-a-kind antique is not part of our permanent collection.
This incredible 18k mid-19th century ring is set with a single five-point diamond, which is surrounded by a multitude of turquoise cabochons, pavé-set on a domed bezel. "Pavé" is a fancy French word for something very literal—it simply means that the stones are "paved" on to a particular surface. The French pronunciation sounds much nicer that the English, although the jeweler would work the surface not unlike a bricklayer, setting precious stones in small, pre-made cavities until the entire surface was covered. It created an incredible visual effect with a bright stone like turquoise, and these particular gems have a very consistent color, which is very rare in an older ring. (Some damage that we repaired on the underside of the bezel makes us speculate that this ring was converted from another piece of jewelry—possibly earrings?)

Currently this ring is a US Size 8.5, but we can re-size it for a flat fee of $70. If you need help determining your ring size, download our ring sizing guide.