Victorian Acrostic Diamond "Adore" Ring
DATE: Victorian, c.1880
A rare and beautiful antique Acrostic ring, the principal stones spell out the popular romantic sentiment "ADORE" - taking the first letter of each stone to make up the secret message. Amethyst, Diamond, Opal, Ruby and Emerald. This is a particularly fine example, with a cluster of diamonds framing the acrostic message. Modelled in 18k yellow gold and silver, the shoulders display scrolled detailing - very typical of the late Victorian era.
Natural Amethyst, Diamonds, Opal, Ruby, and Emerald
Head: 18.8 x 7.9mm - Width of band: 1.7mm - Opal: 3.7mm
Stamped 18ct gold - Maker's Mark: JM
Excellent, with lovely antique patina