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Georgian“Regard”Acrostic Ring

$2,000

Acrostic jewelry came into fashion at the tail end of the Georgian era. Invented by the French jeweler Mellerio in 1809, the fad for the acrostic style swept over the European continent and Great Britain, and remained popular through the end of the 19th century. Acrostic jewelry uses the first letter of the name of a gemstone to spell a hidden message. In the case of this ring, the word “regard” (a 19th century word that was the equivalent of “you drive me wild”) is spelled using a Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, and Diamond.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), 2 rubies, emerald, garnet, amethyst, old mine cut diamond.

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - gems have been re-foiled.

  • Size

    5.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.8mm shank, 4.4mm at the widest point of the face.

Georgian

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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.