The Georgian period encompasses the reigns of the four King Georges from 1714 to 1830. During this time, the aristocracy made it a point to flaunt their wealth by making sure they were absolutely dripping with jewels at all times. Although engagement rings were uncommon - they weren't frequently given until the Victorian era - the exception to this rule was the crowned heart ring. These rare pieces would be given to one's betrothed as a token of love and devotion.This c. 1780 crowned heart ring is fashioned in silver and gold with a large central rose cut diamond and three tiny diamond chips set within the crown.
22k gold (tests), silver, 5.2mm x 4.3mm center rose cut diamond, 3 small diamond chips in the crown
Very good - some minor surface wear commensurate with age and use
6.75; 1.37cm head, 2mm shank
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1714 — 1837
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please note:Not suitable for everyday wear.
Foil-backed gemstones may be irreparably damaged if they come into contact with water. Remove your jewelry when washing your hands or showering. If moisture gets behind the stone, the foil could oxidize and darken. These jewels are extremely old, fragile objects and were not designed to be worn every day. Treat them as the museum-quality artifacts that they are.