An 18 k yellow gold (hallmarked) ring with a star bead set old cut diamond and two cabochon corals. Late 19th century.
Victorian Jewelry often included symbolic messages. These could be love tokens or symbols of devotion.
These coral cabochons represent Venus, the goddess of love, whilst the diamond is symbolic of forever. So the hidden meaning of this beautiful ring is 'love forever'.
The diamond is 3 mm (1/8 inch) diameter (estimated in setting), and the coral cabochons are also 3 mm diameter each.
The band has embellished carved shoulders.
The ring is a size 7 (US,Canada) , O (Aust,UK,NZ,Ireland), 55 1/4 (France), 17 1/4 (Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia), 14.5 (Italy), 14 (Japan, China, India), 15 1/4 (Switzerland). The re sizing beads could be removed.
The price includes fully insured International Registered Postage.
The band is approximately 1.8 mm wide. The ring weighs 2.9 grams.