The belt motif was extraordinarily popular in the mid to late 19th century. It can be seen on bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, you name it and the belt or buckle is there. The symbolism behind the belt is similar to that of the snake, it represents an eternal bond. The story we've been told with rings such as this one is that there was a fad for buckle rings worn as guard rings in the Victorian era. For Victorian women who received an ill-fitting mother-in-law's ring as their engagement piece, the buckle guard ring worn above it was a means of both holding it in place and being on trend.
18k yellow gold
Hallmarks for Chester 1896
7.25, resizing not recommended; 5.8mm 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.