Original Victorian 15ct Gold Ornate Regard Ring Birmingham 1868 Superb Condition


Gorgeous hand crafted antique18 Carat gold Victorian “Regard” ring

The attention to detail of this high quality antique ring is simply superb

It is set with six gemstones which spell out the word REGARD – Ruby,Emerald,Garnet,Amethyst,Ruby,Diamond

They are collet and claw set in a very attractive gallery between elegant scroll detail

This  antique ring is  a typical Georgian / Victorian precious stone and diamond  foil backed piece, with a closed setting – designed to enhance their  fire  in candle light

This beautiful vintage  ring has exquisite  foliate decorated shoulders with intricate decoration continuing around the shank

The centre stones are about 5.3 x 4.2mm the next two are 3.5 x 2.8mm and the outside stones are approx. 2.4mm

This Ruby,Emerald,Garnet,Amethyst,Ruby and  Diamond ring is fully hallmarked 15 carat gold for Birmingham 1868 with the makes initial A.A

It is 7 mm wide at the front tapering to 2.5mm at the bottom of the shank. It weighs 2.3 grams

The size of this ring is O 1/2 (UK), 7 1/2 (USA) it would re size

This antique ring is in exception condition for an antique  ring of it’s age

An antique ring which  comes in the presentation box illustrated

This fabulous REGARD ring looks so lovely when worn

our ref: 17157

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Jewellery Facts for antique and Vintage Jewellery

Just by the way the term “estate jewelry” is  an Americanism for “second hand jewellery”, ie not new jewellery.

Carat has two distinct meanings

Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold –

pure gold ie  a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24 carat gold

So for example with a ring which is 18 carat ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750  or 3/4

You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a some what modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world

The colour of pure gold is yellow. However if gold is mixed with other metals it can  become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or  pinky and is then known as rose gold

Secondly carat can refer to the weight of precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires

One carat is 1/5 of a gram – so 1/2 of a carat is 1/10 of a gram

A slightly outmoded way on expressing a diamonds weight is the point system. In this method a carat is said to be 100 points, so a 1/2 carat diamond for example would be a 50 pointer. You will find this system used in vintage books and catalogs, mostly when refering to antique diamonds – old cut, old European cut, old mine cut, old brilliant cut, swiss cut and rose cut etc

Platinum marks 

 In 1973 platinum was first covered by the hallmarking act,  A standard of 950 parts per thousand was introduced.

The platinum mark is an orb with a cross on the top all set within a pentagon.

First pieces  were marked  in January 1975 at the London assay office

Jewellery Periods

Georgian        Georges      1714  –  1837

Victorian        Victoria     1837 – 1901

Edwardian     Edward  V11   1901 – 1910

Belle Epoque      From about 1880 to 1915  ( the start of the first world war)

Garland             France from 1870,  England  from 1880  – very feminine 

Art Nouveau   Art Deco

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