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Georgian “Regard” Acrostic Ring


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 or word. In the case of this 18k gold 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. Please keep in mind that this ring is very old and may not be suitable for every day wear.


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 2.2mm x 1.7mm ruby, 3.3mm x 3mm emerald, 4.3mm x 3.7mm garnet, 4.3 mm x 4mm amethyst, 3.1mm x 2.9mm ruby, 2.9mm x 2mm old mine cut diamond

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear to some of the gemstones commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    6, can be slightly resized; 6.3mm head, 1.3mm 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.