An early Fede ring made of 18 karat (marked inside the band with a later assay 18k mark) gold and set with wired in natural pearls: 8 encircling a central pearl which is always the pattern of the Fede Chianina Rings that look like a flower pattern.
These early rings were gifted by the mother-in-laws to the brides marrying their sons. The eight pearls set in a halo design around the central pearl represented family stability. These rings are usually set in a coarse disk like gold setting but this ring’s setting is actually pretty fine. All of the pearls are drilled and wired in, very typical of the era and for this type of ring.
The pearls are absolutely original and the gold is thick and solid with a thick ring band measuring a USA ring size 6 and the jeweled disk measures about 3/4" across the top. This historic jewel is probably not suitable as a wedding ring due to the natural watery nature of the old pearls.
Likely Argentinean in origin but it possibly English and circa 1650 - 1700. *Extended layaway payment plan is available, please contact me to work out a plan that suits your budget.