The buckle was a common motif in Victorian jewelry as it symbolized eternity. The idea of one end being threaded into the other, creating a never-ending circle, was a powerful justification of its meaning. When worn, or gifted, it represented the beautiful ideas of unending love, fidelity, and strength. This wonderful piece of Victorian tradition is smothered with romantic symbolism. The buckle was popularized by Queen Victoria, and the design was carried over to the Edwardian Era. Today, it remains as a timeless motif of romance.
This classic antique English ring was handcrafted in Chester, in 1913. It bears an engraved buckle motif on a size 5.75 band wrought in 18 karat gold. This piece weighs 6.6 grams and has a band width of 8.1 mm. The ring face measures 10 x 15 x 2.7 mm. It has been fully hallmarked inside the band; it is marked with the crown for England, the gold purity mark, “18”, the wheat sheaves symbol for Chester, the letter date, “N”. The maker’s mark reads, “Cy Bs”.
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I’m always on the lookout for marvelous opal rings, and I often come across 3 and 5 stone varieties in the very typical English Victorian fashion, but I have to admit that when I saw this particular ring my jaw just about hit the floor. Once I had lifted said jaw and tucked it back neatly into place, I had no choice but to slip this large and luscious beauty onto my finger and bring it home with me. This is, without a doubt, the biggest, boldest and most fabulous example of a 3 stone ring I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Far, oh so very far, from typical.
Hand crafted in 18 karat gold around the turn of the (last) century, this circa 1900 ring is graced with three voluptuous opals with fantastic play of color in flashes of blue, green, orange, red and yellow. The center stone is an approximately 1.7 carat round cabochon gem and the two side opals are cabochon egg shapes that add up to another 1.2 carats in bright opal gems. Interspersed between the opals are 5-7 point old European cut diamonds for added sparkle and flash, these add up to about .35 carats total weight. This ring is a size 9 and while it could be re-sized a little bit, it’s scale dictates that it be worn on a finger of about this size. The ring measures 9.8 mm from north to south and 26.3 mm from east to west and sits 6.4 mm off the finger, it narrows to 1.7 mm at the back of the band. This ring has no marks but has been acid tested to verify it’s content at 18 karat gold.
This stunning ring was no doubt worn by important lady of the day, I have yet to meet its equal.
I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!
Item ID: RG0215044V
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