This unique, antique French, seven day ring is circa 1840. It is the first I have seen that opens like a bouquet into seven individual bands and then closes perfectly to create a flower with leaves. Where do I begin....the design, craftsmanship, meaning? This form is called a semanier, or seven band ring. It is a love token for the seven days of the week, a petal a day... The eighteen small rose diamonds are finely set in silver and the center "bud" is a ruby set in gold.
It is as if the giver wanted to delight someone special with a puzzle. At first glance it is a beautiful ring and nobody would suspect it opens.
The bands too are individually decorated and when closed create an illusion it is a solid band.
There is an eagle head, a French guarantee stamp for 18 Karat gold on each band as pictured.
The ring is a size 6.5 US and was designed and finished by a fine artisan. Condition is excellent.
France, circa 1840
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