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This ring is extremely RARE for the following reasons  1. It is Georgian, circa 1830 2. It is a 'REGARD' acronym ring and 3. It is known as a Fede ring which today are scarce. Combine all 3 attributing factors and it makes this ring Extremely Rare.

This gorgeous late Georgian FEDE ring has a Diamond, a Rhodolite Garnet, Amethyst, Emerald and Topaz set in it. Whilst not in order it spells Regard, we are a little baffled by the inclusion of the Topaz…perhaps they are initials or there is a secret message in here only the two Souls involved knows about. This ornate ring is set in 18ct yellow gold.

Sentiment rings like this one, became popular in the early Georgian period and later very much so in the Victorian era, when due to decorum, courtship had to be approached in rather convoluted ways.

The most popular sentiment ring is the acrostic Regard ring, followed by Dearest and Love.

This ring is more casually known as a FEDE Sentiment cluster ring. FEDE translated from Italian is Faith, and is represented by two hands holding a flower. The Pansy flower, which these cluster rings resemble, is symbolic for love, both romantic and general affection.

If you were a young Lady and presented with one of these, chances were high that the giver would approach her father for her hand in marriage. If things went pear shaped, no harm done to the Lady in question, apart from potentially a secret hot kiss behind the protection of a tree in the garden.

And this is exactly what this ring has been a part of. A young man of the upper echelons would have made a decision about a young maiden, bought this ring or had it made, and presented his intent for proposal…urging the miss to have faith until men’s business had been completed. Circa 200 years ago.

Circa: 1830
Design Style: Georgian
Age: 200 years
Gemstones: Rodalite Garnet, Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz and Diamond
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
Ian Abeshouse Independent Valuation

Georgian Period (1714 - 1837):
Spanning more than 100 years, the Georgian period was named after the four Kings who resided on the throne of England during this time; King George I, King George II, King George III and King George IV.
In Georgian times, jewellery was considered a decadence only the rich were able to afford. Parures (sets of matching jewellery) were popular as were sentimental pieces such as miniature painted portraits, “lover’s eyes” (a pendant sized painting of a loved one’s eye) and memento mori rings. Rose Cut diamonds along with point-cuts, table cuts, old mine cuts and single cuts defined the look and style of the jewellery produced in this period. Gemstones had foil backs to enhance their hue and were set in high carat gold and silver.