Scarce Dated Georgian Acrostic “REGARD” Ring
Acrostic jewelry seems to have first emerged in France during the late 18th to early 19th century. Typically sentimental in nature, the genre uses a type of linguistic puzzle in which the first letter of the gems set within the piece spell out a message.
This particular example of 15k yellow gold is referred to as a REGARD ring. Embellished with a Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby and Diamonds, all gems are set closed back in a mount with a design similar to leaves with delicate granulation. The shank has foliate designs on the sides and a reeded band. A very scarce piece, as the ring is dated engraved to the interior in a flowing Italic script "RP to MB 13 July 1821".
Important: This ring should not be exposed to water or any other liquids, cleaning products or harsh chemicals. In addition, avoid steam cleaning.
Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (1.0 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 3/16 of an inch (0.6 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 3.2 grams (2.1 dwt).
Ring Size: US 8-1/4 (UK Q; Euro or Int. Circum. 57.6 mm; Int. Dia.-18.3 mm; Japan over 16) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Condition: Excellent for its age; one ruby possible replaced; the garnet with edge chips; a few stones with minute facet nibble; evidence of previous resizing - all condition issues only visible with magnification.
Origin: Most likely English.
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