“She’s a keeper!” Is what everyone said to him when they met her. And he’d known it from the moment they’d found themselves hailing the same horse-drawn hansom cab and deciding to share the trip to Piccadilly, where she had an engagement. “I sincerely hope it isn’t a romantic engagement,” he’d said, trying to be suave; but he immediately felt foolish.
She laughed in that bright way she had and said she’d save those kinds of engagements for him. A year later and he still wanted the journey with her to last. One brisk spring evening, he took a velvet box out of his pocket and watched her expression as she opened it to see the glowing gold ring. “Will you keep me?” “Yes,” she laughed with tears in her eyes. “Yes, love, I’ll keep you.”
This exquisite 1909 Chester Keeper ring comes with lifetimes of romance and gilded memories. Beginning in the Victorian Age, “keeper rings” were considered a sort of pre-engagement ring, meant to signify intimate and personal commitment privately, before the betrothal became official. Now we wear them simply for their beauty!
Made in 1909 in Chester, England, this 18k Keeper Ring is rich with texture and brilliant warmth. Fluid currents of gold dotted with lovely gold rounds emulate the love knot, another popular motif of the era. The face of this beautiful ring measures 9.7 x 20 mm, with a depth of 4 mm, and the band width is 4 mm. Hallmarks—a crown, “18”, City Arms, “g” for 1909, and maker’s mark “J.G.”— indicate origin and purity. The ring weighs 9.3 grams and is a size 5.25 US.
Whether you’re looking for yourself or to give to someone special, this gorgeous keeper ring will quickly become a favorite piece. It’s a keeper!
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