REGARD: Victorian Acrostic Ring
Not only flowers have been used as a “secret” or silent language to communicate messages; gemstones as well have represented communiqués meant only for the wearer and sender. This type of jewelry is known as acrostic as the first letters of specifically selected gems “spell” out a saying, a wish or a greeting. Acrostic jewelry is thought to have begun in France during the late 18th to early 19th century and became exceedingly popular in the Victorian era when formalized rules of etiquette were in place.
This particular example is often referred to as a “REGARD” ring as the first letter of each stone spells in combination Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby and Diamond. The 15k yellow gold acrostic ring circa 1879 boasts an extremely handsome mount and the entire shank is chased. In addition, the claw set gems are bounded by twisted wire trim.
Measurements: Just shy of 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 3/16 of an inch (0.4 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 1.5 grams (1.0 dwt).
Ring Size: US 5 (UK J-1/2; Int. Dia. 15.75; Euro 49.5 mm; Japan 9) and can be easily sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: English hallmarks for 15k, Birmingham (England) and a date letter "e" for 1879.
Condition: Very good; evidence of old resizing visible on interior; twisted wire trim to the top beside the gem area missing in part on both sides (see photographs); light wear and a few tiny surface scratches to the gems visible with a loupe.
Date & Origin: Circa 1879 and is English in origin.
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