A Victorian Regard ring, made of 15ct gold. The bezel set with an amethyst, ruby, garnet, clear and coloured pastes spelling regard. R-ruby, E-a green coloured paste representing an emerald, G-garnet, A-amethyst, R- a pink coloured paste representing a ruby, D- a clear paste representing a diamond. The shoulders decorated with engraved lozenges, the shank decorated with engraved scrolls. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1871-2. Maker's mark JJ&S. Measurements, Ring size- G.B L 1/2, U.S- just under size 6 ( This Ring Can Not Be Sized ). Width of bezel at centre 1/4" ( 6 mm ). Width of shank at bottom 1/16" ( 2 mm ). Condition, Very Good. The clear paste representing a diamond has some rubbing to its top and the green coloured paste representing an emerald is slightly insipid in colour ( see photos ). It was common for decorative dress rings made in Birmingham to be set with a mixture of semi-precious stones and pastes during the 1860s & 1870s. An attractive mid-Victorian regard ring.
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