Victorian Bloodstone Gold Ring
Bloodstone or heliotrope is a variety of chalcedony. Symbolically imbued with the traits of a hero, upon its wearer it bestows courage, strength and power as it protects us from our own banal desires.
Cut into an oval and polished to a smooth flat surface, a slab of bloodstone quite handsome and august in its presentation as a field of green dotted with swirling patterns of deep red, has been has been set into a resplendent mount of 15k yellow gold. Broad sloping shoulders and sides are appointed with a Greek inspired strong scroll motif reminiscent of the capital of an ionic column and a cartouche containing a row of three golden orbs.
Suitable for a man’s hand; lovely on the slender fingers of a woman.
Measurements: 5/8 of an inch (1.7 cm) in width north to south on the hand. Weight of 7.0 grams (4.5 dwt).
Ring Size: US 10-1/4 (UK U; Euro 19.875, 62.75 mm) and can be easily sized. Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: Full set of English hallmarks for the maker, "WR", 15k, Birmingham and a date letter "R" for the year 1866.
Date & Origin: Circa 1866 and is English in origin.