This exquisite antique ring, made of gold (tests for "at least" 10K), dates from the Victorian era, an age that began in the 1830s and embodied understated elegance.
Featuring two large blood-red garnets framed by two smaller diamonds on the face forming a marquise shape, the upper shank of the ring has been meticulously embellished with a pattern of subtle, curving florals and decorative stippling. The lower shank remains narrow and smooth.
The previous owner's initials have been engraved on the interior of the shank and read "M.E.B.".
Owning an antique of this rare quality and collectability is like owning a piece of elegant, wearable history.
This piece has been tested for gold content; it is at least 10k yellow gold, though perhaps as much as 14k.
This ring has had a small repair made adjacent to the centerpiece, on a support that connects to centerpiece to the ring.
The ring fits a size 7-1/2 while the garnets and diamond measure 16mm including surrounding metal and prongs.
The lower shank measures 1-1/2 mm at the narrowest point and the upper shank measures 6-1/2 mm at the widest point.
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