Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
Ring Size: N
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Edwardian 18ct gold wheat sheaf ring. The 18ct yellow gold ring features an intwined wheat sheaf design across the top to a 3.90 mm band. It is hallmarked: Chester 1901. During the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian wheat sheaf symbolised the Devine harvest, productivity and abundance.
Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):
Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.