Impressive 18k 1332 (1953) Iranian Quarter Pahlavi gold coin set in a beautiful cocktail-style ring, a circulated solid gold Iranian Quarter Pahlavi has been expertly set face-up on a customized tall, 18k (tested) open-design ring that has a myriad of small spines, each finished with a smooth polish gold ball, that flare out from the ring setting as they get closer to the finger setting in a slightly twisted pattern, multi-strand size 4 ring setting, also with small gold ball details, completes the jewelry piece, coin is circulated but has no notable scratches or defects, from what we can see we would place it at Extra Fine condition as there is a small amount of smoothing to the inner coin-edge detailing but not much to the coin edge side, profile or lettering, ring setting is showing light even wear to the coin setting area however the ring itself is slightly distorted to a near oval shape, could likely be smoothed out to round again by a skilled jeweler, measures approx. 14mm diameter at the coin, 20mm in diameter at the setting base, 25mm total height, weighs approx. 4.5dwt.
It should be noted that we have currently only cleaned the ring with dry brush methods, as we appreciate that coin collectors prefer to handle coin cleaning on a case-by-case basis. The ring has been worn however, and there are still small bits of dust and lint within the elaborate ring setting we are unable to reach with dry methods; we are happy to run the ring through our ultrasonic cleaner on request, which will not damage the gold of either the coin or the setting but may affect the desirability of the coin to future collectors.
A vintage, custom made solid gold ring with a handsome historic coin centerpiece in excellent+ condition, sure to be a conversation piece or a point of interest within a diverse coin collection!
Information about this specific coin can be found here, at NGC
. Additionally, history of the coin within Iranian currency can be found in this Wikipedia article
Please note that, without exception, due to increased regulations from most country customs services regarding the import of gold and currency, this item will only be shipped to a United States (US) address.