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Victorian Buckle Motif Diamond Ring


The buckle and strap motif spans several centuries of jewelry design. It is believed to have originated as a variation of the medieval emblem of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, one of England’s most prestigious honor for chivalry. The design has evolved over almost seven centuries to represent a token of love or friendship symbolizing unity between two individuals. The crest of its popularity was during the late 1900s era with a revival toward the end of the Art Deco period (1920s). Look around and you will still see it today.

Fully marked with English hallmarks, this 18k yellow gold buckle ring is representational. Realistic from its detailed frame, prong (tongue), keeper (anchor), the shank symbolically serves as the strap (belt). Embellishing the ring are two (2) gypsy set old mine cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of .12 carats (I-J color; SI2-3 clarity for clear inclusions only). The band is neither too wide nor too narrow and rests comfortably around the finger feeling buttery and silken as only timeworn gold can be.

Date: 1887.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (1.0 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 5.1 grams (3.3 dwt).

Ring Size: US 7-3/4 (UK P; Euro or Int. Circum. 56.3 mm; Int. Dia. 17.9 mm; Japan over 15) and easily can be sized to fit most. Ring sizing information.

Hallmarks: Full set of English hallmarks for 18k, Birmingham and date letter for 1887.

Condition: Excellent.

Origin: English.

Note: Diamond weights are approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual if removed. Grading may also vary. All diamonds are tested in our gemological laboratory. All metals are acid tested.

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