Shield, especially in Victorian era jewelry, are meant to denote a desire to protect. 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.
A phenomenal conversion ring, this beautiful c 1890 shield with cross was once a stickpin, now an effortless ring.
Materials and Features: 9k gold face, 14k gold shank
Age/Origin: c. 1890
Measurements: Size 7.5, 1.9 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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