Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring
Rich Antique Keeper Ring

Rich Antique Keeper Ring

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A beloved Victorian style, that itself took cues from further antiquity, this gold band is styled as what is typically known as a "keeper" ring. It's debated whether the name and function comes from a practice of giving the simple, though often woven, gold bands as a pre-betrothal ring to indicate your intended is a keeper, or as a less-expensive ring worn on top of the betrothal ring to keep it in place - either way, the keeper ring generally came to be what we now consider the wedding band. The woven or braided style harkens back to early, pre-goldsmithing rings, made of woven reeds or leathers. While the style is no longer among the most popular as a wedding band, they're detailed enough to wear alone or a beautiful touch of texture and depth in a ring stack.

Very good antique condition with wear in line with age and use, including some worn detailing and minor evidence of past resizing.

Details:
• 18k yellow gold, with worn British hallmarks, assay office and date letter obscured, maker's mark R.P
• Size 5 5/8 and can be resized within 2 sizes
• Face of ring is 7.4mm wide, 15.5mm across, with a rise of 2mm; back of band measures 2.8mm wide and 0.7mm thick
• 3.0g

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