Acrostic rings like this one use the secret language of gemstones to spell words of affection. Here, a ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond spell "REGARD" while another row of pearls serves purely as decoration. The late 19th century was not an age of minimalism.
18k gold (tests), 7 seed pearls of graduated sizes, 1.8mm ruby, 2.4mm emerald, 2.9mm garnet, 2.4mm amethyst, 2.1mm ruby, 1.3mm rose cut diamond
Very good - was re-shanked at some point in time
7.75, can be resized; 7.1mm head, 2.2mm shank
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1837 — 1901
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