Victorian_REGARD_Acrostic_Ring Antique_REGARD_Ring Victorian_Birmingham_1880_REGARD_Ring

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  • We’ve got an original antique 'REGARD' ring in. For those of you who are not familiar with these rings, the names of the gem stones together form an Acronym, and in this case it’s 'REGARD' (Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond).

    What we love about this ring is the traditional bridge type setting, and the fact that each gem is cut in their individual shape 🤩 This Victorian 'REGARD' ring is set in 18ct yellow gold, and is hallmarked Birmingham 1880. In their time, these rings were given as ‘sweetheart’ tokens, perhaps even a promise of a future engagement.

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  • Circa: Victorian
    Hallmarks: Birmingham 1880
    Gemstones: Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond
    Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
    Ian Abeshouse Valuation

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  • The Victorian Period (1837 - 1901):

The Victorian Period defined by none other than Queen Victoria herself, had three stages - the Romantic, the Grand and the Aesthetic.

    It was during the Romantic era that Queen Victoria married her Prince, Albert. Sentimental motifs such as; hearts, lover’s knots, flowers, bows, crescent moons and particularly serpents (which was subject to Queen Victoria’s engagement ring which represented enduring love) became extremely popular in jewellery design. Cameos, Enamelling and the use of bright coloured gemstones such as; garnets, amethysts, turquoise, pearls and diamonds gave way to the creation of jewellery that was beginning to speak a symbolic language of its own.

    The Grand era was a sombre period which saw Queen Victoria mourning the death of her beloved husband Albert. It encompassed 20 years during which time Victoria would only wear black and mourning jewellery. As a result the Whitby Jet industry flourished and onyx and deeper coloured garnets rose in popularity. Rings, lockets and brooches were commissioned with compartments for a lock of a loved one’s hair and were often engraved with the person’s name, age and date of death.

    The Aesthetic era saw a return to the light-heartedness of the Romantic Era. The discoveries being made through archaeology led to an Etruscan Revival with Greek, Roman and Renaissance influences becoming apparent in jewellery design as well as symbols of good luck and fortune.

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