Made in Birmingham, England in 1872, this ring whispers a story that is present, ah if only we spoke its mysterious and silent language.
Clue to dating! Made of 12k gold, this standard was only used in the British Isles from 1854 until 1932. Then it and the 15k standard were discontinued and replaced by 14k.
Set with three almandine garnets of a pink, purple hue, one is oriented north south, the other two east west.
Their companions are white and lustrous natural saltwater half, seed pearls.
Characteristic of the period, the engraved surface of the shank of band is oh so English and oh so Victorian from around the 1850s - 1870s.
Fortunately for us, it is fully hallmarked, so we know it dates to 1872.