The Greek key, or meander, design takes its moniker from the Meander river in what was Ancient Greece and is now modern day Turkey. The river's serpentine path was considered a symbol of infinity and the eternal flow of life, the tidy geometric pattern named for the river is an important motif in Ancient Greek art and architecture. This late Georgian ring features a Greek key border rendered in black enamel with stars at each corner and a garnet cabochon at the center. The underside of the head is engraved "Aug - 17 - 1836".
14k gold (tests), black enamel, rectangular garnet cabochon
engraved for 1836
5.75, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 3/4 x 5/8" head, 1.7mm hoop
1837 — 1901
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