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Antique Georgian Ring Diamonds Rubies Gold Silver Target Unisex English (6932)

Antique Georgian Ring Diamonds Rubies Gold Silver Target Unisex English (6932)

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Antique Georgian ring. 14k gold and silver, diamonds and rubies. Made in England, late 18th to early 19th century. Unisex - suitable for a man or a woman.

Measurements: Weight is 3.4 grams. US size 8 1/2.

Description : Bullseye or Target ring with concentric circles of rosecut diamonds and rubies. Slopes gently towards the margin. The centeral diamond, at the apex, is approximately 0.30ct. It is surrounded by a ring of rubies, quite well matched in color considering the period. Cut with large flat tables, typical of very old gems. A ring of smaller rosecut diamonds surrounds the rubies. Typical of antique jewelry right up to the early 20th century, diamonds were set in silver over gold and this is true here, as well as the outer ring of the mount, which is a solid pattern of crimped silver. The shoulders and upper part of the shank have a fascinating design of raised silver pegs, studs or nails - much like old Saxon jewelry - forming a foliate design, over gold. The rest of the shank is plain yellow gold. The back of the bezel as well as the entire inside of the shank are all gold and closed bezel from behind. There is a fascinating and obviously old large engraving on the inside of the shank XXVIII (Latin numbers for 28) which appears original to the ring. On either side of the back of the bezel are half circles of designs pointing away from the bezel and surrounding them are various arcs and simple engraved designs. The meaning of these engravings is a fascinating, mystery - possibly a significant date in the lives of giver and gifted; possibly intentionally cryptic so that no one but the wearer could understand the meaning.

Although this ring is going on for 300 years old, it is highly wearable. It looks great on the finger and can be worn with any outfit from your grungiest jeans to your smartest suit.

Marks and Metal: No marks as is to be expected of an English ring from this period. Gold was acid tested to ensure metal purity. XXVIII as described above.

Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

This ring came from a fabulous French collection of English jewelry.

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