All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1460229
Early Victorian or late Georgian half hoop 7 stone ring with 7 well matched turquoise stones set in cabochon, with the largest turquoise in the center and each stone graduated in size, as is typical of a hand carved Georgian ring. The borders of each stone are crimped, an attractive detail. The shoulders of the ring are chased in a lovely hand carved pattern. The back of the stones reveal lovely hand carved gold work. The ring can be sized up or down within reason.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1460222
Elegant Georgian pinchbeck Pendeloque earrings with decorative floral accents along the bottom widest part and an attractive carved flower at the ear. The bottom of the earrings are finished with a hand wrought gold ball. Pinchbeck is an alloy developed by Christopher Pinchbeck in 1720 to simulate gold. His alloy of copper and zinc looks like gold and does not tarnish...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1460219
Dramatic metal Georgian cuff bracelet of rolled gold with slots to adjust the sizing. With its fancy hand worked decorative baroque design bolted to the bracelet, this stylish cuff makes a substantial impact. Leave it to the Georgians to design well made and practical jewelry that can be adjusted to fit different wrist sizes. As added feature, it easily slips on the wrist and firmly closed into a slot with one hand. Well constructed and fashionable cuff to add to your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1459028
By the late 18th or early 19th century mourning rings evolved where images of death and mourning were contemplated in a more romantic fashion, in beautifully and artfully painted scenes in miniature on the faces of mourning rings. The image on our ring, painted under crystal, is of a woman with a crown of thorns by her hand standing mournfully over a funeral urn, which is adorned with painted swags (to recall the ancient world). A pair of doves, representing divinity, perch above...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1459024
Late 18th century Portuguese tiered cluster rock crystal ring with 2 concentric rows of bright crystals, each approximately 3mm in diameter, surrounding a larger central stone, approximately 39 stones in all. This substantial ring covers the finger from joint to knuckle. The cut down bezel features a rose gold beaded trim, another feature of rings from the era. The polished rose gold closed back molds ergonomically to the finger...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1459022
Substantial 18K antique Victorian snake ring with clever open cutwork on the gold band as shown in the bottom layer, an interesting detail on this handsome snake ring. Snakes were a symbol of eternal love and friendship and were popularized by Queen Victoria during her reign in the 19th century. Set with 3 diamonds, each larger than the next, in a pointed carved etching at the top of the snake's head, our ring is hallmarked London and dates to 1895. The ring is a size 8 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1459021
Our antique band ring has a pleasing minimalist vibe with its open cutwork of scrolls carved in platinum and trimmed in an 22K border. This is a simple band that is complex to make and constructed of materials that were highly expensive. Platinum was and is still an extremely strong and durable metal. The ring works beautifully for stacking ring and with gold and silver rings alike. It is as size 8 and is not size-able.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1459020
Our 18K gypsy ring has 3 well mounted and clean round diamonds mounted securely in a polished gold band. Such rings were made with the gemstones set flush with the gold band, one of the most secure ways to set a ring. The secure setting made the rings well suited for people with active lifestyles and were popular well into the twentieth century. The ring looks great stacked with others or alone. The year “1909” and an 18K mark can be seen on the inside of the band. The name is indecipherable...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1458649
This biblical ring spells out the word IBHAR, which for connoisseurs of the Hebrew bible and Old Testament, may recognize as a son of David (2 Samuel 5:15). The word IBHAR means "whom He elects". The book of Samuel is part of the narrative history of Ancient Israel and the Israelites. IBHAR derives from the Hebrew verb בחר (bahar), which means literally, to select by preference, or one who is chosen by He (G-d). The implication is that the chosen one is both exceptional and wise...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1458648
This ring is unusual in that in represents many Victorian motifs; the love knot, the serpent (symbolizing eternal love), and the twisted band on each side is another version the love knot. The love knot dates to antiquity, symbolizing love, friendship and affection. The simple knot, lacking a beginning, middle or end, evokes the eternal connection and unbreakable bond between two people...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1458647
Beautifully engraved wide 18K gold snake ring with a garnet topped head will make a wonderful statement. Snake rings became popular in England after Queen Victoria received one as her engagement ring and represent eternal love. This snake ring is particularly beguiling with its textured snakeskin and with its quadruple layers really makes its presence on the hand seen and felt. The ring is over ½ inches in height...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1458646
This slithering 18K gold snake ring with diamond eyes is a delight to wear. The snake motif, in this case, a snake eating it tail, an ouroboros, was first popularized in Victorian jewelry as a symbol of eternal life and eternal love. Queen Victoria's engagement ring was a snake. Our snake ring can be worn with the snake head looking down or up, whatever you prefer. The ring is hallmarked London, 1904. The ring is a US size 6 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1458645
Classic Victorian ruby and diamond ring with a star set diamond set in a square and offset by 2 smaller diamonds and a singular ruby. The facets of the stones and gold band echo the geometry of the star setting and unusual square ring head. The ring is hallmarked so we knew exactly when it was made. Comfortable on and suitable for everyday wear. A great choice for anyone seeking a genuine antique Victorian ring to add to their stack. The ring is a US size 6.5 and can be sized.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1458644
9K antique snake ring with the snake wrapped four times around and revealing a very cute snake expression and cute round diamond eyes encased in a carved setting. The ring is hallmarked Birmingham 1910. The snake with its tail in its mouth was popular as a symbol of eternal life and was popularized by Queen Victoria when she was given a snake ring as her engagement ring by Prince Albert...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1458643
Our substantial 18K Victorian buckle ring is hallmarked London for the year 1894 has two star set cushion cut diamonds set securely flush with the band. The clean and simple design of the ring makes it wearable for hand washing and most daily activities. Buckle rings were popular in the Victorian era. As it was the Queen's order, Victoria wore the symbol of the garter in the form of a buckle bracelet or buckle ring on her arm, as she obviously could not show the garter on her leg...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : French : Pre 1837 VR item #1457537
Princess Stephanie de Beauharnais (1789-1860) was the adopted daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte who, through marriage to Karl, Grand Duke of Baden, became the Grand Duchess of Baden. Born in Versailles at the start of the French Revolution, she was the daughter of Claude de Beauharnais, 2nd Count des Roches-Baritaud. A child relative of his then wife Joséphine, Napoleon adopted her and raised her to imperial majesty, as he was without a legitimate heir during this time...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1457536
Exceptional mourning band of the Regency period, with stripes of black enamel bordered with gold trim sandwiched between chased floral borders. The inscription reads "Mrs. Anne Smith Cunninghame of Caprington died 1st of March 1830." on the inside. The Scottish origin of the name Cunningham of Caprington along with the prefix "Mrs." tells us this ring was made in loving memory of a beloved Scottish wife. With its braided hair compartment intact, hand blocked engraving and chased borders, this ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1457535
Though the hallmarks show it to be of the Victorian era, this memorial band was made in the Regency style of the earlier part of the century. It is hallmarked for Birmingham, 1863. The words IN MEMORY OF are carved to the outside of the band along with raised religious and mourning imagery including Maltese crosses and fallen leaves. The gold-work is heavily chased. This ring was probably made as an advance order but never inscribed. Possibly it sat in some goldsmith's vault for years, which c...