Victorian Acrostic "Dearest" Cluster Ring
DATE: Victorian, 1873
This splendid mid-Victorian acrostic ring is set with stones that spell out the romantic sentiment "dearest". With a central old cut Diamond, the others are: Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz. Unusually, the piece is modelled in 12k gold, with clear hallmarks for the year 1873. The band features gorgeous hand-chased detailing all the way around.
Diamond (.23ct old European cut), Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz
Head: 10.4mm diameter - Width of band: 2.2mm
English hallmarks for 12k gold, Birmingham 1873
Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use