The Victorians were well known for their use of symbolism which was especially true with the jewelry of that time in history. The warm glow of the antique gold (patina which takes decades if not centuries to acquire has been left undisturbed) and combined with the organic feel of the rose gold flowers and green leaves makes this a truly special ring. Along with the 18CT stamp there is some script engraving on the inside that has worn over time to the point of being so faint that I didn't realize it was there until I enlarged the photos. Many of these antique rings were engraved and quite often are no longer decipherable. You can barely see it in the photos but I can not see it without significant magnification. It does have a slight wave to one edge. If you look at the pictures you can see on the edge of the ring there is a small, slight irregularity to the shape of one of the edges in one spot. It does not appear to be damaged but I believe this happened when it was made. I wore this ring for 2 years and it is extremely comfortable and the wave does not hinder the beauty, wearabilty or structural integrity of the ring in any way. The wave is not seen at all when being worn. The wave was there when I purchased the ring and I have never had any issues with it. I am extremely particular when it comes to comfort in the jewelry I wear and this piece passes all the tests. I would be keeping it except my arthritis is affecting my knuckles and I now require a large size. Absolutely lovely in person!
Weight: 3.74 grams
Marks: Marked & Tested For 18CT Yellow gold
Excellent antique condition, Circa 1870
Lovely and ready to wear and will arrive securely and professionally packaged and in a new velvet ring box!
This ring cannot be resized due to the continuous design.
Regarding Sizing of Rings: To ensure the correct fit we recommend all rings should be resized by your trusted jeweler. Rings are not returnable once they have been resized. If you are not sure if one of our rings can be resized please let us know what size you need the ring to be and we will check with our jeweler to confirm if the size you need can be safely done and still ensure the structural integrity of the ring.
Please keep in mind our pictures are highly magnified and show imperfections which are not visible to the naked eye. Please read our customer testimonials re: how much better the pieces look in person (mostly due to the fact that we are not professional photographers) and the extremely high level of magnification today's cameras provide.
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