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Antique “REGARD” Ring


Acrostic jewelry falls under the auspices of sentimental jewelry – that of love and sorrow. Given as a token of love, esteem or friendship, the gem-set piece contains a veiled message displaying a hidden meaning spelled out using the first letter of each of the stones.

This 15k yellow gold ring from the later decades of the 1800s is referred to as a REGARD ring as it is set with a R-uby, E-merald, G-arnet, A-methyst, R-uby and D-iamond. Straying somewhat from the typical example, the gems have been placed in a mount separate from the shank of the ring, i.e., in a setting applied to the front of the slightly tapering gold band. Although simple in its design, the overall configuration of the ring is quite striking.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 1/8 of an inch (0.3 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 4.6 grams (2.9 dwt).

Ring Size: US 7-1/4 (UK O; Int. Dia. 17.5; Euro 55 mm; Japan just over 14) and can be easily sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.

Condition: Excellent; one minute repair to gallery beneath smallest ruby with a bit of silver color only visible with magnification or upon very close inspection.

Date: Circa 1880.

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