Antique 18k Gold Diamond Buckle Ring Wedding Band

I’ve always had a soft spot for buckle rings, especially when winking gypsy-set diamonds are involved. The buckle was a common motif in Victorian jewelry as it symbolized eternity. It was popularized by Queen Victoria, as so much fashion of the time was, and the design carried over into the Edwardian Era. When buckle-themed jewelry was given to another, it represented the romantic ideals of unending love and strength. The idea of one end being threaded into the other, creating a never-ending circle, was a powerful justification of its meaning. Doesn’t that just send chills up your spine and bring goosebumps to your arms?

This antique gold buckle ring was handcrafted in England around 1890. It features two old European cut diamonds, weighing an approximate total of .17 carats. The ring face measures 7.5 mm in height and 1.2 mm in depth. This ring bears the gold purity mark, “18” and the maker’s mark, “G.S”. It weighs 7.1 grams and is a size 8.25.

The buckle motif dates to the sixteenth century when it was often called a ‘garter’. The buckle signifies the unbreakable strength of loyal virtue and memory forever. Sometimes, it’s seen as a motif on memorial jewelry.

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Item ID: RGA21986VA

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