A truly stunning antique signet ring in hollow 18ct yellow gold. This beautiful piece came to us in pristine condition but missing a centre stone. We have lovingly restored it to its full glory with the addition of a bespoke cut garnet now sitting proud as the centre stone. The garnet is a deep, moody, red that flashes bright red when turned in the light, and perfectly compliments the black enamel shoulders. Please note that the culet of the garnet does pertrude a little from the base of the stone, but cannot be felt when worn.
The shoulders of the ring have a stunning paisley pattern, detailed with black enamel that organically swirls and grows with the ring. The enamel is in excellent condition for its expected 136 year birthday, with only a few small light areas of wear.
The ring is fully hallmarked for 18ct gold and has the additional duty stamp, which helps dating the piece. We have poured over our reference books and believe the date letter is for 1886, however it is slightly different to the references so we cannot be certain; what we can be certain of however, is that this ring is from the mid-1800s.
Offered in beautiful overall condition the only other wear to note are two small dents to the metal on each shoulder, likely from a historical repair. These cannot be seen when worn.
Due to the hollow nature of the ring, which was commonplace in Victorian jewellery, enamelling and location of the hallmarks, we would not suggest sizing this ring.
1886 Enamel and Garnet Signet Ring
Garnet Measurements: 9.3mm x 8.75mm
Metal: 18ct gold, assayed Birmingham 1886(?)
Shank Width: 10.5 x 2.15mm
Ring Size: K approx. (US 5 1/8)