Vintage English Gold Turquoise Pearl Buckle Ring

The buckle was a common motif in Victorian jewelry as it symbolized eternity. The idea of one end being threaded into the other, creating a never-ending circle, was a powerful justification of its meaning. When worn, or gifted, it represented the beautiful ideas of unending love, fidelity, and strength. This wonderful piece of Victorian tradition is smothered with romantic symbolism. The buckle was popularized by Queen Victoria, and the design has never gone out of style, persisting even today; it remains as a timeless motif of romance.

This vintage English turquoise and pearl gold buckle ring was handcrafted in London, in 1966. This retro ring is a size 7 and weighs 2.5 grams. It features a traditional buckle motif decorated with seven round pearls and two round turquoises, all round en cabochon cut. This piece has been fully hallmarked and bears the gold purity marks for 9 karat gold, “9” and “.375”, the leopard head mark for London, the date letter, “I”, and the maker’s mark, “DHJ”. 

The buckle motif dates to the sixteenth century when it was often called a ‘garter’. The buckle signifies the unbreakable strength of loyal virtue and remembrance forever. Sometimes it’s seen as a motif on memorial jewelry.

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