Acrostic jewelry is sentimental in nature. This genre reflects tokens imbued with feelings of love, friendship, and affection. You can be sure these were gifts presented from one to another.
Legend has it that acrostic items, i.e., where the first letter of the gemstone is used to spell out a name, word, or short phrase, emerged in France around the late 18th or early 19th century. The trend soon found its way to England and America with gems speaking the language of the heart and soul.
This 18k yellow gold Victorian example is one of the few authentic rings offered by The Three Graces recently. So many of these are modern reproductions, or stones changed to mimic the real thing.
Set with all natural gems, a Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, and Diamond, spell out the secret code. Set into a pleasing gallery adorned with "S" curves, the ring dates to circa 1850.