Antique religious ring in pink gold 18 karats. Ring with three symbols in its center, also called “the three virtues”. On the left, there is a navy anchor representing hope; in the center, a heart on fire symbolizing charity and finally on the right the cross representing faith. The three virtues are represented in gold on a blue enamel background. The ring is openwork with eleven raised dots. The latter allowed the wearer to scratch his tens serving as a rosary. Antique ring of the 19th century.
Acid tested ring: 18 karats.
Finger size: 55 EU or 7.5 US (can be resized)
Dimensions of the ring head: 8 mm x 11.4 mm
Condition : Old trace of enlargement, that’s why there are 11 points and not 10. Missing enamel ; wear.
Weight : 1.38 gr
Historical point: the capelet ring was worn by women, children and sailors. They can be made of gold, silver, brass and sometimes even enamelled. These rings were more worn in the 19th century in the former Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (Flanders, Artois), in the North of France.
**The antique box is not sold with the item**