Victorian Buckle Ring Inscribed 1891 18k Gold Wedding Band
The belt, the buckle, the garter; call it what you will, this simple but highly effective invention dates back millennia. It’s a marriage of form and function that is now so ubiquitous it practically goes without notice, but in Victorian times it had a strong symbolism associated with it which caused it to be used in other aspects of life and art, including jewelry. The buckle was seen as similar to the serpent, a symbol of eternity, of strength and protection and was used fairly often in the symbols of mourning jewelry.
This wonderfully chunky gold buckle ring has a fabulous inscription and a full set of English hallmarks which tell us that it was made in Birmingham in 1893 of 18 karat gold. The ring is 10.8 mm wide at the widest point and 3.7 mm thick, it narrows very slightly to 7.3 mm at the back of the band. This ring is a size 7.25 and weighs 7.3 grams. The ring is inscribed in script with “Remembrance 1891 and 1892”.
This sweet and sentimental ring would make and excellent wedding band, the perfect recycled heirloom!
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ITEM ID: RGA24323VA
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