This ornate vintage 9 karat yellow gold buckle ring harkens back to days long gone. The front of the band, which is slightly wider than the back, is decorated with a flower and starburst motif. The design stands out beautifully in the bright yellow gold. The front of the ring measures 8 mm and the back is a slender 3 mm.
The ring is hallmarked "9" and ".375" for the gold content which tested as 9 karat gold. It also bears the mark for Birmingham and the letter "L" which dates the ring to 1985. It also has a maker's mark which I cannot make out, but is shown in the photos.
The ring weighs 1.8 grams and is a size 6 1/4 US. It is in excellent vintage condition.