Antique Ornate Gold Wedding Band
When HRH Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert, love and wedding jewelry became an art unto itself. Transcending the traditional plain gold band, this mid 19th century wedding ring of 18k yellow gold elevates the vow “with this ring” to new heights.
Superbly decorated with bands of ornate metal work, rose and yellow gold appliqués of the spiderwort or Tradescantia ohiensis order of the flower (named after John Tradescant, gardener to King Charles I) appoint the entire surface of the ring with their textured three-petals
Measurements: 5/16 of an inch (0.8 cm) in width north to south on the hand. Weight of 4.7 grams (3.0 dwt).
Ring Size: US size 7-1/2 (UK size O 1/2; Euro 17.5; 56 mm). Cannot be sized but can be made somewhat smaller using alternative methods. Contact us for details.
Hallmarks: English hallmarks for 18k, Chester (England) and a date letter for 1856; maker's mark of CYBS.
Condition: Excellent; two tiny scratches in one area (see photo 3).
Date & Origin: Circa 1856 and is English in origin.