It all began when a carpenter stumbled across gold quartz at the South Fork American River in California in 1848. The entire world rushed to the West, seeking blue skies, romantic ideas, shiny fortunes, and adventure. The hills of Northern California became a beacon for all those willing to risk big to win big.
Our Gold Rush Ring is an American treasure. It’s a honey-colored 14-karat gold band crafted at the turn of the century with a gold quartz nugget featured front and center. The shoulders are smothered in swirly detail giving even more contrast to the natural texture of untouched gold in its found state.
Why was this particular piece of ore memorialized? Was it a prized first find? Won in a poker game in a saloon? A gift for a loved one across the country? Whether you're a Californian, a history buff, or someone who appreciates nature at her untouched finest, this ring is a piece of dreams chased and achieved.
Era - Antique c1900's
Materials - 14k Gold & Gold Quartz Nugget
Size - 9.25
Width - 8mm