Antique 12k violet paste ring with plated white hair offering a delicate and lovely soft contrast to the purple paste surround. This would have been worn as a sentimental love ring. Paste jewelry dates from the 18th century and describes a secret formula of leaded glass that was carved into lovely stones used as ornaments on jewelry and is highly collectible today. Colored paste stones are the most difficult to find and the most desirable. The compact broad design of this ring reflects the mid 19th century taste for substantial looking rings. Ring is shown in the photos paired alongside a silver buckle ring. Antique amethyst ring is a US 7.5 but can easily be sized.