ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH 18K GOLD GEMSTONE ACROSTIC REGARD FEDE RING c1820's
An antique English, solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) acrostic 'fede' ring; beautifully made, with two hands clasping a pansy set with a cluster of six natural gemstones: Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby & Diamond - the first letter of each spelling the popular sentiment of the time 'REGARD'. With a tiny locket to the back of the head.
A beautiful little example...lovely quality, so collectible & ready to wear!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few tiny chips to stones, not readily noticeable. Old sizing to shank.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Head 8.5 mm diameter (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
RING SIZE: G ½ or 3 ¾ US (can be resized within reason).
WEIGHT: Approx. 2.1 grams.