Victorian Sapphire & Ruby Double Heart Ring
DATE: Victorian, c.1880
A sweet Victorian ring, fully charged with romantic sentiment. The head is modelled as a double heart - each on set with a halo of diamonds around either a blue sapphire or a ruby. Double heart rings were usually given to a bride on her wedding day, to symbolise the union of two hearts. Different gemstones would represent different attributes.. in this case we have the diamonds for enduring love, a ruby for passion, and the sapphire for positivity.
Natural Ruby, Sapphire, and old cut Diamonds
Head: 12.0 x 7.5mm - Width of band: 2.2mm
English hallmarks for 18ct gold (later added)
Excellent, with lovely antique patina