This antique silver bird brooch was handcrafted in 1917 in Europe. Across the open-winged bird is a banner that reads, “Ypres”, a city in Belgium known for the Battle of Ypres – a series of fights during World War I between Germany and the Allied Forces. This brooch measures 60 mm across and 17.3 mm north to south. It has been acid tested and weighs 2.7 grams.
There were hundreds of thousands of casualties in the five engagements of the Battle of Ypres, which began in 1914 and ended in 1918. It was a significant battleground, and remembering it meant commemorating a plethora of multi-nationals that were involved – including but not limited to Australians, Belgians, Canadians, Indians, Africans, and New Zealanders. There were controversial moves in the battles that have gone down in history as potentially improper, which is saying a lot as far as warfare goes. Of course, out of tragedy, there is always a silver lining. Subsequently, the town and surrounding areas were completely rebuilt and brought into the modern era with new technologies and architecture.
What better way to remember something so life altering than a badge of honor?
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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!
She woke up to a rustic, metallic autumn morning. Coffee. It's always time for more coffee. And a good book. Coffee and Hemingway.
Sigh. It's the simple things.
Walking her chocolate lab, Minnie. Jumping with her galoshes in crunchy piles of orange and brown leaves. Watching the cloud shapes morph as they pass over the lake. More coffee.
And rings like this one. Solid, simple, sparkling in the autumn morning sun. Flashing with each throw of a beloved tennis ball.
This Victorian 18k gold diamond buckle ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England in 1873. There are two old cut diamonds adorning this ring, totaling .3 carats total weight. Inside the shank there are various hallmarks-a crown (England), the number 18 (gold), and anchor (Birmingham), the letter y (1875), and a maker's mark that reads, 'CyBs’, for the goldsmith firm of Coley Brothers. The band is 6.5 mm wide, and 1.5 mm thick. This piece has been professionally acid tested to ensure 18k gold. This ring is a size 8 and weighs 9.3 grams.
Buckle rings signify commitment and strong relationships. I promise you won't have any trouble committing to this stunning ring.
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 delighted 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!