Victorian bristol blue ring featuring a central navy blue glass plaque, adorned with a silver flower set with Rhinestones. The enameled plaque is also surrounded by Rhinestones. The ring’s shoulders are beautifully decorated with openwork and set with rhinestones. An antique ring from the early 19th century, France.
Hallmarks: Eagle’s head and unreadable maker’s hallmark
Miniature portrait navette ring in yellow gold 18 karats (750) and silver. Ring with a miniature portrait of a lady in 18th century fashion – protected by a glass. The portrait is surrounded by 36 rose-cut diamonds. The ring’s band is plain and splits into gold strands at the shoulders to hold the ring’s plate. Antique sentimental ring of the late 18th century, early 19th century, Georgian period.
Swan and owl hallmark (French hallmarks, later add)
Finger circumference : 47 EU or 4 US (can be changed)
Total estimated weight of the diamonds : 0,12 carat
Condition : Dust under the glass, scratches from use
Forget-me-not turquoise ring in 18 karat rose gold (750), featuring a central design of a blossoming branch set with five turquoise cabochons and a faceted glass. The ring’s band is hollow and holds a braided lock of hair that decorates the entire circumference of the band. This memento ring dates from the second half of the 19th century, specifically the Napoleon III period.
Finger size: 61 EU or 9.5 US (resizable).
Band width: 4 mm.
Condition: slight deformation of the band around the hallmark area.
Georgian portrait swivel ring in 18 karat (750) yellow gold. Antique ring with pivoting bezel, decorated with pansies and a portrait of a young woman. The miniatures are painted on mother-of-pearl and circled in black and gold. Swivel sentiment ring from the late 18th century, France.
Marked with a cock’s head facing left, open beak, between 1798 and 1809.
Finger size: 60.5 EU or 9.25 (can be cut to size on request at the risk of losing the hallmark).
Note: the pivoting bezel works.
Condition: scratches, small piece of glass inside the ring.
Georgian diamond portrait ring in rose gold 18 karats and silver 800 thousandth. Antique ring composed of a hexagonal bezel enclosing a lady’s portrait. The miniature portrait is painted on ivory, it is highlighted by a surround of thirty rose-cut diamonds in a silver setting. The basket is beautifully crafted, decorated with scrolls in cartouches corresponding to the hexagonal shape of the jewel. This ring is a transformable piece of jewellery. The bezel can be removed by means of a pin located at the basket.
It is likely that the portrait, once removed from the ring, could be worn as a brooch or pendant by fitting it to another suitable structure.
Essex crystal horse ring in rose gold 18 karats. Antique Edwardian ring decorated with a crystal of Essex of round form, carved inside of a head of horse on a gold bottom. The rock crystal is polished and set in closed, the contour of the setting is worked in pearl. The ring is thin and without decoration. The ring probably comes from a transformation of pin. Antique jewel from the second half of the 19th century, early 20th century. Edwardian period.
Georgian mourning hair ring in 14k pink gold. An antique locket ring keeping a braid of hair enclosed behind glass crystal. It is framed by a halo of 16 seed pearls and the settings is formed by two separated strands adorned with an openwork pattern. Jewel from the beginning of the 19th century, circa 1810-1830.
Finger size: 53 EU or 6.5 US (adjustment possible)
Ring Head Size: 11 x 11mm
Condition: old trace of size adjustment, wears on the glass, indentations behind the head of the ring.
Weight: 2.11 gr
Hair jewellery was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Jewellery with compartments made it possible to keep a lock of hair of a lover or a missing person (later it will be the photograph). It can be a medallion or a ring for example. There are also jewels made from hair, such as necklaces, chains, bracelets and rings. These hair jewels are worked like textiles: they are woven, embroidered, twisted. A whole craft industry developed around this new fashion, which lasted until the end of the 19th century.
Commemorative ring Napoleon III Emperor. This is a simple ring in bronze. On the inside, it bears the inscription “Napoleon III Emperor”. The message is highlighted by a dotted frieze. The inscription is partially faded. This is due to the wear and use of the ring by its former wearer. Some rare models of this ring exist with the date “1863”. Memorial jewel, circa 1860.
Victorian Spaniel brittany dog ring in rose gold 9 karats. Antique ring with a painted miniature, showing a sitted dog, looking to the right. It is most probably a hunting dog, Spaniel Brittany type. The miniature is painted on a white background (it could be ivory or vellum). 19th century ring, Victorian period, probably from England.
Clover hallmark (later add)
Finger size : 50 EU or 5,5 US (possible sizing)
Dimensions of the ring head : 1,8 x 1,3 cm
Conservation : this ring is very old and has a miniature, it should not be worn near water (shower, washing up, bathing)
Condition: good general condition of the miniature. Some iridescence visible under the paint. Traces of oxidation, traces of soldering on the ring.