Pristine Antique Buckle Ring
The buckle motif was well loved in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, representing eternity, fidelity, and a strength of love. Used in mourning pieces, friendship tokens, and wedding bands alike, it was a versatile symbol that also allowed for all kinds of variation in style. This fine example features a vivid ruby flanked by a pair of early old European cut diamonds (both very bright, but one on the peppery side), and the detail of both the belt (edged in exquisite twisted detail) and buckle are beautifully rendered.
Very good antique condition with moderate signs of wear to gold and stones.
• 18k yellow gold, with British hallmarks for Birmingham 1882, maker's mark W&H
• Size 6.25 and has never been sized (but could be within two sizes)
• Two old European cut diamonds, one ruby
• Face of ring measures 9mm at widest, 15.8mm across, with a rise of 1.6mm; back of band measures 6.4mm wide and 1.6mm thick