Lindsay described this ring as “extra”. Yes, there is ALL the Victorian froof factor here. Colorful gemstones, texture, granulation, elaborate twisted wire shank, novelty concealed locket - it’s all here in 18k gold.
18k gold (tests and marked), 3 2.2mm old mine cut diamonds, 2 2.5mm rubies, 3 2.5mm emeralds
Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; locket is empty but probably once held plaited hair
7.5, cannot be resized; 6.1mm head, 2.3mm shank
1837 — 1901
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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.