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Smooth Vintage Keeper Ring

Smooth Vintage Keeper Ring

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A vintage ring inspired by 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 vintage condition with wear in line with age and use, including a lovely rich patina and minor evidence of past resizing.

• 9k yellow gold, with British hallmarks for London 1983, maker's mark W Ld
• Size 6.5 and can be resized within 1.5 sizes
• Face of ring is 7.8mm wide, 16.3mm across, with a rise of 2.5mm; back of band measures 2.2mm wide and 0.6mm thick
• 2.4g
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