"Acrostic" means "puzzle" or "composition". These beautiful jewelled riddles, that used the language of the gemstones became all the rage in the 1800s. Napoleon had an acrostic bracelet made for his sister's baby girl and the the craze hit England for a century !!
The first letter of each gemstone spells out the affectionate word REGARD in this sweet multicoloured ring. She is hand crafted using paste (glass) stones imitating natural gemstones. We have a R-uby, E-merald, G-arnet, A-methyst, R-uby and a D-iamond in paste. Much of the Georgian jewellery was made using paste stones, applying the same high quality precious metals and the same fabulous workmanship with fine detail. She is made around 1810-1820 in 18 karat rose gold and is not hallmarked, we tested the metal content. The paste stones are all original with age related rubbing on the facets - this lady is now over 200 years old ! We don't mind and love that - it adds heaps of charm and character to her demure beauty.
The top of the ring with the shoulders measures 20.95 mm side to side and 5.05 mm north to south max. She weighs 1.4 grams. She is a US size 7 to 7.25 (UK O - O 1/2) and is somewhat resizable. There is a very small and faint mark from the old re-sizing which you can just about see on one of the photos, she has been made a little smaller than the original. Do please have a look at our photos.
She is a perfect stacking ring and looks glorious with diamonds and pearls and gold bands... her charm is ethereal ! She would make the most wonderful anniversary, Birthday or Holiday gift or an engagement ring with the difference... I hold thee in regard ... how romantic, in the old fashioned way ??
We love .......her multicoloured gems, her gentle and romantic beauty .... And the fact that she is so cool !! Isn't she just the best looking puzzle you have ever seen …?
* Please kindly note that other jewellery in our photos is for your inspiration and not included in this listing *
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Georgian Acrostic REGARD Paste Ring 18K
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