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Mid Victorian Double Witch’s Heart Ring

$3,200

The heart shape has evolved over the centuries from an upside-down pear shape in the 1500s to the symmetrical cleft heart we use today. In the 19th century, this version - with a twist to one side - was commonly called a “witch’s heart.” Giving your loved one a jewel in this shape meant that they had “bewitched” you (in the most romantic way possible). This exceptional and very unusual mid Victorian ring features a pair of coral cabochon witch’s hearts flanked by tripartite shoulders. Immaculate condition.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 2 9.2mm x 7.8mm heart-shaped coral cabochons

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Size

    10.5, can be slightly resized; 10.7mm head, 2.6mm shank

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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.

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Coral& the Grand Tour

Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.

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HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.