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Exquisite Antique Rose of Sharon Ring

Exquisite Antique Rose of Sharon Ring

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As striking in their design and fabrication now as they were a hundred years ago, "Rose of Sharon" rings are characteristically made featuring an amethyst that has been carved as an intaglio (with the design sunk into the stone's flat surface), with a fine layer of gold leaf emphasizing the floral design and often one or more small rose cut diamonds as further embellishment.

Though the concept dates back considerably earlier, the Victorians were particularly enamoured of floriography - the pairing of distinct meanings to each flower (and often varying by colour). Rose of Sharon, hardy and long-blooming, carried the association of perseverance and longing, and unsurprisingly these rings found themselves exceptionally popular in the American Civil War era as many lovers found themselves parted for long periods and distances. We adore the simple inscription tucked inside this excellent example.

Very good antique condition with moderate wear in line with age and use. All stones are secure and band has a nice thickness.

• 14k yellow gold, unstamped but tested
• Size 7.5 and do not recommend resizing
• One oval faceted amethyst approximately 14x9.8x5.4mm, three small old rose cut diamonds
• Face of ring is 16.8mm wide, 10.7mm across, with a rise of 6.2mm; back of band measures 2.4mm wide and 0.8mm thick
• 4.6g
• Inside of band is engraved, "Fred to Alice"
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