This Victorian ring is made in 18k gold with ornate shoulders designed to look like leaves. The central floral cluster is a pansy rendered in turquoise with a single single rose cut diamond in a crimped silver stigma. “Pansy” comes from the French pense meaning “thought”. Lovers of a hidden meaning, the five-petaled flower was frequently used in 19th century love token jewelry to express the sentiment “think of me”.
18k gold (marked), turquoise cabochons, 1mm rose cut diamond
5.5, can be resized but please note that resizing will interupt the pattern on the shank; 8.4mm head, 1.9mm shank
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1837 — 1901
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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.
Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.
Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb