A gorgeous Georgian Regency REGARD ring. Set with Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby and Diamond in closed back in its original yellow gold (tested as 18K) setting. The shank features beautiful scroll and engraved patterns, the ring has been well loved with wear due to age and is slightly bent, still very much wearable and immensely collectible.
It's a current finger size 6, the ring head measures approx. 7/8" inches by 1/4 inches. 1.4 grams.
Acrostic jewelry first became popular in 1809-1810 during the Napoleon era out of French jewelry firm Mellerio dits Meller and they stay in fashion well into the Victorian era. The first letters of the gemstones spell out a secret message, be a love token or a loved one's name. A "Regard" ring stands for high regard, love, and dedication, and Georgian acrostic rings are extremely rare, would make a perfect romantic gift.
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Antique Georgian Acrostic 18K Yellow Gold REGARD Gemstone Ring