Victorian jewelry is as complex in its symbolism, sentiment, and design as the fashion, architecture, and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token, or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady’s costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status, and her sense of self.
Few memorial jewels contain a lightness in construction, and this beautiful late 1860s band does just that- with flowing panels of pearls and diamonds, this ring also boasts cutouts and a fully enameled band. Some wear to enamel, slight repair on the band, to be expected.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, .31 ct estimated of rose-cut diamonds (VS2 clarity), black enamel, pearl
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1860
Measurements: Size 7
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Some wear to enamel. Slight repair on the band.
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