Mizpah is a beautiful word, steeped in history and time, as it originates its meaning from the bible. It’s a word that wishes another good luck and safe return as they will be gone for a while, sailing on the seas, or traveling across lands. During the Victorian era, crossing the Atlantic took around 7 – 10 days. Ships would typically sail off at Liverpool or Queenstown and land in New York Harbor. During a time of world exploration, sea travel, and war, Mizpah became a symbol of romance, desire, and chivalry. To gift this ring to another meant they were indelible on your heart, and with this ring they could find comfort when away.
This Victorian Mizpah ring was handcrafted in Chester, England in 1886. It’s a simple 18 karat gold band with the romantic phrase, “MIZPAH” across the face. It weighs 3.6 grams and is a size 7.25. The ring face measures 8 mm north to south and the band width narrows to 3.3 mm at the back. This ring has been fully hallmarked as it bears the crown mark for England, the mark for Chester, the gold purity mark, “18”, and the date letter, “c”.
As you can see from my shop, the romantic in me adores these sweetheart rings! What a charming way to court the one you love.
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