Fantastic Antique Keeper Ring, Victorian Wedding Band, 1902

     The Keeper has many legends, amongst them is the that it was given as a sort of pre-engagement or betrothal ring a year before an official engagement was made.  It was a sign that the giver thought that the receiver was worth 'keeping'.   All roads led to romance in Victorian England and the appeal and mystery of the Keeper ring still abounds today.

     This lovely and girly ring is diminutive in size but huge in stature; it is richly detailed with the repeated love knot typical of the keeper and is in fantastic and crisp condition.  The ring bears a full set of hallmarks that indicate that it was handcrafted in Chester, England, in 1902, just at the very beginning of Kind Edward’s reign.  It also has the ’18’ for 18 karat gold and a maker's mark of ‘GKL’.  It is a size 5 and could be sized down a bit (or up a bit) but it is kind of perfect for a smaller finger at 7.5 mm from north to south and narrowing to 1.4 mm a the back of the band.  The gold has the soft feel of heavy velvet. 

     It is a wonderfully sentimental ring and would serve well as a wedding band.  It's quite nice.  And feminine.

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