Acrostic jewelry uses the first letter of the name of a gemstone to spell a hidden message or word. Here, the word "regard" (the 19th century equivalent to “I adore you”) is spelled using the stones ruby, emerald (actually emerald paste,) garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamond. The ring has an unusual boat-shaped face, and the graduated stones are mounted in closed-back settings.
15k yellow gold, 2.2mm ruby, 2.6mm emerald paste (appears to be original abraided top), 4.3 x 4mm garnet, 4.2 x 4.4mm amethyst (small chip table facet), 2.5 x 2.1mm ruby, 2mm rose cut diamond
Very good- was re-shanked at some point with later hallmarks added, please see notes to gemstone condition above.
9.75, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 6.8mm head, 2mm hoop
1714 — 1837
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.