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Just in we have this Victorian precious ring, hallmarked Birmingham 1872 and set in 15ct yellow gold. Two Rhodolite Garnets have been set on each side of two ‘stacked’ Emeralds, at the shoulders there are two half pearls, one on each side. We absolutely love the setting here with ornate decorative detailing, such as the leaves on the shoulders and more.

Circa: Victorian
Gemstone: Emerald, Rhodolite Garnet and Pearls

Material: 15ct Yellow Gold
Hallmarked: Birmingham 1872
Accompanied by an Ian Abeshouse Valuation 

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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.