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19th Century French Gemstone Pansy Ring


This wonderful mid 19th century pansy ring is fashioned in 18k gold with colorful petals in amethyst and citrine and emeralds at the ovule and shoulders. "Pansy" comes from the French pense meaning "to think." Lovers of a hidden meaning, the five-petaled flower was frequently used in 18th and 19th century love token jewelry to express the sentiment "think of me." French hallmark.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked and tests), 2 3.2mm amethysts, 2.2mm citrines, 3 1.4mm emeralds

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good - some slight rubbing to the stones; one shoulder looks like it has been repaired; faded French hallmark

  • Size

    5.5, can be resized; 7.5mm head, 1.5mm shank





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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Pansies:Think of Me

Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.

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Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers

Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.