The pieces from the Newark jewelry manufacturing house of Jones & Woodland remain sought after and highly collectible.
The company specialized in rings for both women and men. According to the adverts of the time they created new fashion trends and were always on the verge of ever-changing cutting edge designs. Even Tiffany & Co. contracted with the firm for jewelry.
Victorian sensibility is displayed in the design of this signed antique Jones & Woodland 10k rose gold ring. Charmingly demure, these types of rings were often used as betrothal or engagement rings.
A pair of round faceted almandine garnets each 5 mm in diameter are prong set with a north south diagonal orientation. Intersecting the lusciously hued gems are two half natural freshwater seed pearls.
Symbolism with this treasure is shown with the seed pearl epitomizing innocence, purity, humility and harmony. The use of the pairing of the pearls and gems supports the uniting of two separate individuals into one.
Scrolling designs on each trumpet shaped shoulder adds a spark to the 10k rose gold setting.