This one is special to me, and I'd like to keep it. I probably will if I get my shopping debts paid off from the last trip before I sell it. The detail of the circa 1895 ring is so precise, and the rose cut diamond is bonus. The band is 1/4 of an inch wide, and the ring is marked 18 carat. It is a size 5 and 1/2 to 5 and 3/4. It is a very sturdy, wearable ring. It is in excellent condition, and it weighs 5.73 grams. Many of you are probably aware that the motif of the buckle was frequently used in Victorian times, but you may not know why. Queen Victoria was the head of the Order of the Garter, but she was too timid to wear her garter on her leg, so she chose to wear it on her arm. Many copied this idea, and the buckle motif was born. I actually am lucky enough to have a plate which came from Buckingham Palace during Queen Victoria's time, and it has the blue garter as a decoration in the center of the plate. This is a special ring.
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