Early Engraved Men's Locket Ring English Lion Motif

We were at Tower Restaurant, enjoying the dark Belgian chocolate terrine on a terrace with a remarkable view of the city, when I reached for my Negroni. My finger caught a glint of the fading pink sunlight.

“I hide you in here, you know?” I asked as I saw his eyes dart towards it.

“Do you now?” he asked back, with a laugh in his eye.

“I do.” I said sincerely and returned the silent chuckle.

I took a sip, listening to the sounds of the Royal Mile, and drinking in the company I’d chosen to keep. We laughed long after the sun had evanesced.

This gorgeous and highly unusual locket-ring was handcrafted in Scotland around 1800. It was made in 9 karat gold and features a lion rampant intaglio with a hidden locket that tucks inside the ring face. The initials, “A.F.” can be found on the front, right below the lion. There are a variety of hallmarks, it bears early Scottish marks that date it to 1799-1800 in Edinburgh. It also has a set of later assay marks, bearing the gold purity marks, “9” and “.375”, the letter, “c”, the queen in profile, the letter, “T”, and patent marks, “PAT 706” and “148”. The ring face measures 13.4 mm north to south, 13 mm across, and 3.4 mm off the finger. The band width narrows to 2.3 mm at the back. This Georgian ring is a size 10 and it weighs 5.7 grams.

Indulge your finger in antique gold, with hidden compartments and mysterious initials. This is one of my favorite pieces, I love the tiny details that require second glances. This ring is filled with symbolism known to the original wearer and my imagination has been running wild with curiosity ever since I got my hands on it in Scotland earlier this year. 

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Item ID: RGA22931VA



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