They sat outside a café in a city in the summertime. The sky was blue and humid with cotton clouds and twittering birds. They had iced coffees and a newspaper between the two of them. He cracked a joke and she looked up at him laughing and squinting her blue eyes in the sunlight. He smiled and pulled a ring out of his pocket. She was stunned. He said, “Happy Birthday”. She fell speechless for a moment, sliding gold and turquoise onto her finger. It matched the sky and filled her heart with love.
This lovely antique Victorian turquoise gold knot ring was handcrafted in England around 1890. There are 12 round cabochon turquoise stones that create two forget-me-not flowers on either side of the center knot. A gold heart hangs from the knot, symbolizing everlasting love. The ring face with the drop measures 16 x 12 x 3.4 mm off the finger. The band width is 2.4 mm at the back. This ring is a size 6.75 and it weighs 3.4 grams. It bears no marks and has been acid tested at 15 karat gold. I believe that the dangling heart was a later addition to this wonderful love knot and forget-me-not flower ring.
Lover’s knot rings are a romantic motif of everlasting love and fidelity. They date back to ancient times to Egyptian carvings and Celtic artwork.
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ITEM ID: RGA22755VA