Hidden Message: Victorian REGARD Ring
Acrostic jewelry is traditionally sentimental in nature. What is sentiment in jewelry? Typically associated with feelings, sentimental jewelry was (and still is) given for love, friendship or even loss (mourning). Acrostic pieces can incorporate a “coded” message using the first letters of the gems set on the item. At times a name is spelled; others indicate a phrase. The origins of acrostic items are thought to date to late 18th or early 19th century France.
Speaking to the romantic nature of the human being and games of the heart, here is an example of an early Victorian ring of English origins. The feminine piece is crafted of 15k yellow gold and sports edges embellished with frilled orbs of gold. Across the front expanse a series of gems are each foiled and set closed back. Specifically referred to as a REGARD ring, the first letter of a Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby and Diamond combine to form the word “regard”. Enclosing the message, nicely engraved shoulders add a lovely accent to a delightfully charming ring of jewelry history
Date: Circa 1850.
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 1.8 grams (1.1 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7 (UK N-1/2; Euro or Int. Circum. 54.4 mm; Int. Dia. 17.3 mm; Japan 14) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.
Origin: Most likely English.
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