Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
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12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
Rings ~ Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian
Early Rings    20th century rings


DECO 18 karat white gold ring Asscher cut diamond ring with small sapphires and hand-engraved detailing, size 6, total weight 3.684 grams. The center natural diamond is an estimated weight of 2.25 carats, I-1 and M-N color. Seven square cut synthetic blue sapphires are mounted on the sides, as well as one natural sapphire that was a later replacement.     View   View   View   #V34446

GEORGIAN 12 karat yellow gold double serpent ring with rose cut diamond center in a closed back setting, circa 1810-1830, size 9-1/2, weight 4.664 grams. The diamond is set in a pinched silver collet rim and the scale design wraps around the entire ring. The diamond is 3.3 to 3.6 mm, difficult to measure in this setting. The color is a foil backed light brown and it has a tiny broken edge visible only under magnification.    View   View   View   View   #V34580

GEORGIAN 10 karat gold and  foil backed rose cut diamonds by-pass ring with two rose cut diamonds, one 4.2 x 4.8 mm, one 4.1 x 4.9 mm, and six 2.1 to 2.4 mm diamonds; clarity S1 to I-1, color foil backed with slight tint, total weight 2.241 grams. This ring is a size 9, and is 7/16" along the finger at the front and the band is 1/8" wide at the back. Circa 1800-1820, the the two larger diamonds are set in pinched collet rims.    View   View   #V34571


GEORGIAN Stuart rick crystal ring with gold wire cipher on the inside, size 9-1/2, stone is 1/2" by 1/2". The crystal is a faceted octagon with a tiny layer of brown under the crystal with a dash of rose pink coloring. The cipher may say "JC", see what you think. It is a conversion done long ago, probably from a button or small pin into this ring. This is late 1700s to early 1800s and really lovely.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V33264


GEORGIAN or VICTORIAN high domed rock crystal cabochon ring with reverse carved and painted robin bird on a branch with oak leaves. The setting also has has three leaves in gold on each side of the center cabochon. The ring is just a tad under a size 9 and runs 3/4" along the finger, the cabochon is a very deep 1/3" with some scratching visible under magnification, some paint missing inside as can be seen in the photos. The band, which may be later-added, is hallmarked for 9ct gold, "375", maker "T&S",  "9 375 R" in a hexagon mark. The cabochon tests as rock crystal, the band tests 10k, and the setting around the cabochon setting tests 14k. NOTE: That is my windows reflected in the left side of the dome. This is reflective and seems to almost glow from inside the dome.  View   View   View   View   View   #V37432 VICTORIAN karat yellow gold pietra dura ring with pink rose turquoise forget-me-nots and green leaves in it's box, ring size 8 and 7/8" along the finger, boxed marked Civil Service Stores, Strand", total weight .23ounces. The Strand was a London shopping area, this store opened circa 1864.  View   View   View   #V36531



VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold garnet and seed pearl ring in original box, size 6, 1/2" at front, circa 1880.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #G29710




 VICTORIAN 10-14k Tassie cameo portrait of "Mad" King George II, (1738-1820), size 5 and 3/4" by 5/8" along the finger. This material for making cameos was invented by James Tassie late 18th century. The blue coloring at 3 o'clock on the ring is probably a manufacturing error at the time it was made since the blue color is also under the top layer of the white cameo, seen from the side. The total weight is about .26 ounces. Hallmarks on the band are crown 375 tiger face and cursive "D" maker's mark "B G", band tests 10k, front tests 14k, so I am thinking it is possible that he band may not be original to the ring. There are no other signs that it was ever anything else, though.   View  View   View   View   View    #V37534


GEORGIAN 15 carat ring with hair underneath crystal and the initials "AC" made of tiny pearls and woven hair, which is surrounded by seed pearls, and engraved on the back "Alice Coleman, obt 10 Jan'y 1795, at 39", size 9-3/4, 3/4" across front.  It comes in a box from the well-known shop "Cameo Corner Ltd., 26 Museum Street, London WCI".     View   View   View   View   View   #V33339




VICTORIAN 1842 ring with diamonds in a flower shape set on blue enamel in 15 carat yellow gold, hallmarked for 1842 London and marked "WE" for William Eaton and the number "8", size 9-1/2 and 1/2" along the finger.  This is Georgian in style and is dated just 5 year after the Georgian reign.  View   #V35959 GEORGIAN 14 karat gold hair ring on blue enamel with seed pearls and hair bows under glass, engraved "WC ob 5 Sept 1790 at 74", with original box,  It is set above blue foil or blue enamel, even under magnification it is hard to tell which. Fabulous detail and design in this 220-year-old ring. The size is 7-3/4 and it is 1-1/4" along the finger. It came to me in it's own little blue ring box.    View   View   View   View   #V35889 GEORGIAN 9 karat yellow gold, seed pearl and hair mourning ring inscribed "En. Thornton obt 8 Nov 1802 at 54". That makes it over 200 years old! The size is 8-3/4 and it is 1/2" along the finger at the front. Total weight about .13 ounces. There are scratches on the crystal, visible under magnification, but the braided hair can be easily seen through it. What a treasure from another age.  View   View   #V36262 



 VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold marquise bezel micro mosaic doves ring in lovely blue, pink, white and green, Italian circa 1860, size 7 and 3/4" along the finger. A somewhat similar ring can be seen in V. Davies "Rings 1800-1910" on page 38.     View    #V27582  

 VICTORIAN memorial ring in gold with black enameling marked "SH Chamberlaine Ob 23AUG1866" around the outside and engraved inside, size 7-1/2. See "Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 36. Another ring similar to this can be seen in "Jewels & Jewelry" by Clare Phillips on page 140-3 and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54,. View   View    View    View  #V25015 

  GEORGIAN 18 carat yellow gold 1820-1840 ring with mine cut diamond, four natural pearls and black and white enamel, size 7-3/4. You can just barely see where it was once engraved as a memorial inside the band, but over the years it has almost all rubbed away. The raised design goes all around the band  in a chain-like design meeting at the front with scrolls that hold the central rectangular element. There is loss of some of the black enameling visible only under magnification and wear on some of the pearls. The diamond is approximately 0.15 carat, SI-2 clarity and I-J color, ring total weight 5.086 grams.  View   View   #V32118 


VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow gold "I Cling to Thee" ring with a cross motif in diamonds, hallmarked Chester England 1884 and maker marked "BHJ", weighs about .13ozs. A beautiful sentiment on a beautiful and unusual ring.  View   View   #V36310 








VICTORIAN Civil War era 1876 McClure ring and bar pin set with provenance: a 12 karat yellow gold, mine cut diamond and black onyx (dyed black chalcedony) bar pin and ring engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876". The ring is a 12 karat yellow gold size 7-1/4, has been sized in the past. The diamond is a cushion shaped mine cut approximately 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 mm. and about 0.25 carats, color I, clarity I-1 with a shallow chip under one prong visible under magnification.  The brooch is 12k yellow gold, cushion shaped mine cut diamond and black onyx (dyed black chalcedony) bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876". The diamond is approximately 3.2-3.8 x 2.55 mm, about 0.20 carats.  This ring and brooch were given to Eliza Gray McClure in 1876 by her husband Alexander Kelly McClure (b.1828, d.1910). The jewelry is engraved on both pieces.
Alexander McClure was a politician and writer, and was a biographer and supporter of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 Presidential election, just before the Civil War. He owned a newspaper and was a prolific political writer. According to the 1860 census he lived in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  View   View   View   View    VICTORIAN   View   View   View  #G32111
VICTORIAN silver ring with rose gold overlay rose and green gold overlay leaves, size 8-12 and 3/4" along the finger.  View   #V36612












GEORGIAN 18k yellow gold and banded agate memorial ring, hallmarked London, engraved "Michael Simpson died 12 July 1835 Age 40 Years" and dated 1835, size 7-1/4, as is.    View   View   #K29309

 VICTORIAN lady wearing a vulcanite cameo pendant, agate bracelet, coin charm bracelets, heart lock and key bracelet and multiple rings including a memorial ring. Cabinet card marked "Bushby, 13 Temple Place, Boston" on the front.   View 

   VICTORIAN 18k ruby and diamonds ring, marked inside the band "18ct", size 7-1/4 and the front element is about 7/16" wide, comes in a vintage box. This is a natural ruby with some edge wear commiserate with the age. The diamonds are Old European cut and .26 total weight between the two, and they are I to I-J. The ruby is about 1/4 carat. The total weight is 3.61 grams. This is circa 1900, over 100 years old.   View   #V37894


VICTORIAN sterling buckle ring, hallmarked for Birmingham, England, sterling, dated 1881, maker GL&Co, size and wide. The buckle is a symbol of binding loyalty and strength. This is smooth and easy to wear, and though it does have a bit of wear both inside and out, it is visible under close examination. G Loveridge & Co (George Loveridge).  View   View   #V38359  VICTORIAN Italian cameo infinity ring with 7 high relief carved cameos in different materials including lava, coral, sea shell and jet, all hand made and set into a very low karat yellow gold ( 6 to 8 carats), circa 1870, size 9 and about 7/16" wide. The faces on these cameos are slightly rubbed, as is expected on a ring this old, but the features can all be easily seen. These would probably have been brought home from a Grand Tour that included Italy where it was made.   View  View   View   #V38006 VICTORIAN ring made from a lace pin, with hand painted flowers on a white porcelain background set in 9 carat yellow gold, size 5-1/8 and 3/4" by 1/2" front element. The combination was done with solder, visible only along a thin edge on the back.  View   View   #V38305


   In the 1856 book "Inquire Within for Anything You Want to Know", by G.G. Evans, the symbolism of wearing rings on the left hand is described. A ring worn on the first finger signals a man desiring a wife, or a woman not spoken for. A ring worn the second finger signals an engaged person, and on the third finger a married person. A person who plans never to marry wears a ring on the little finger.


  18k YELLOW GOLD band with gypsy set diamond, engraved inside "AJK" for my grandmother, Agnes Jeanette King", circa 1910.   View   View    #Gajk 

   14k GOLD and approximately 1.2 carat Old European cut diamond, slight yellow color and VS1 clarity, ring in antique style 14k yellow and white gold setting. Diamond is circa 1900, setting is a contemporary one in a vintage style. size 4-3/4.  View   View   View  #G34747

VICTORIAN ring with an emerald, a sapphire and a diamond, circa 1882, very faint remains of engraved date and initials "C__" inside the band as well as a partial date "'82", but the marks have worn off over time. It is a size 5-1/8 and 1/2" along the finger. This is a piece from my mother's side of the family.  View   View   View   View  #G22937




   CAMEO ring, a family piece brought back from Italy after WWI. This classic style goes back to Victorian times.   View    View #G22928

   VICTORIAN signet ring with the initials "JHC", circa 1900.   View   View  #G22936

 VICTORIAN taille d'epargne black enamel and seed pearl ring, rectangular shape with seed pearl, circa 1870.  View   #V3495



 PAGE 61 of Victorian hair rings.
A. Bernhard & Co. Catalogue, 1870

VICTORIAN hair set in gold ring with initials "MPH", size 6-1/2.   View   #V31359

PAGE 13 of Victorian hair jewelry: bracelets, brooches, charms and pendants.
A. Bernhard & Co. Catalogue, 1870



 VICTORIAN  hair ring with shield front, size 9-1/4.   #V21550

VICTORIAN 14k ring with woven hair inside, size 7-1/4. See Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 185.  View   #V15458
View Victorian hair ring as shown at right #V15258, and on page 13 of the catalogue. #V15458.

  GEORGIAN memorial hair ring with pearl surround and blonde hair. Size 7-1/4 and engraved, " Joseph Dixon died 16th Jan.y 1815 aged 50".  Engraving   #V15165


By custom, wedding rings are worn on the third finger of the left hand. In the 1856 book "Inquire Within for Anything You Want to Know" by G.G. Evans, two explanations are given for this custom. One goes back to Roman times, when a ring was worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was believed that a nerve ran from there to the heart. In Christian custom, the third finger symbolizes the Trinity. 



VICTORIAN 14 karat gold and belcher set old European cut diamond ring circa 1900, approximately a .56 carat diamond, I-J color and I-1 clarity, marked inside band "14k", size 4-3/4, weight .10ozs.   View   View   #V34568

VICTORIAN 18 karat white gold and diamond daisy ring in a nine diamond cluster circa 1900. This lovely cluster ring has a round brilliant cut center diamond of approximately .32 carats, VS-2, H. The eight melee diamonds are round full cut diamonds of approximately .72 carats total, G-H color. Total weight about 4.3 grams. Hallmarked "750" and the anchor for Birmingham with a maker's mark "HM", no date letter. This would also make a lovely engagement or wedding ring. It was appraised in November 2005 for 1,805.00 or just under $3,000.00. The appraisal will be included.    View   View   View   View   View   #V34761

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and diamond buckle ring. The diamond is a 0.27 carat brilliant cut K-L in color and SI2 in color, a newer stone in a Victorian setting, marked inside the band "14k", size 6, total weight about .08ozs.   View   View   #V34569 


VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold garnet cabochon poison ring with a hinged compartment, a large size 9-1/4, front 5/8" back band 1/8". The garnet cabochon was called a carbuncle in the 1800s, and the ring may have held a memorial piece and certainly not poison.   View   View   View   #V33365

VICTORIAN 14k white gold filigree and carved coral ring surrounded by six ruby baguettes (one is a replacement and is a little larger than originals), size 8-1/4", 1", weight .19ozs.   View   View   #V34630

GARNET 10k yellow gold and gypsy set garnet ring, marked "MST 37.5" and an unknown hallmark inside the band, size 8, 1/3" wide.    View    #G35255



    VICTORIAN 14k red and green cabochons ring, embossed design, circa 1900, size 8-1/4.   View   #G20897

Men's seal, garnet and opal rings.
14k birth month rings, all real stones. Priced in the catalogue from $1.60 to $18.00 each.
Daniel Low & Co., 1901

  GARNET cabochon pinky ring with embossed sides, circa 1890.   View  #G22930  


GEORGIAN woven human hair ring with seed pearls surround, beveled glass cover, size 6-3/4 and with a 3/4" by 1/2" top, crystal scratches visible under magnification, tests 14k and about .21 ounces total weight.  View   View   View   View   View   #V37541

VICTORIAN ring with two garnet doublets and pearls set in 10k yellow gold, marked inside "O10kB", size 9-1/4 and 3/8" along the finger, total weight .08 ounces. A "doublet" is a gem that combines two layers, one of a gem stone and one of glass in this case. Garnet doublets were first used circa 1850, but I think this ring is circa 1890. One tiny pearl has lost a bit of the nacre, visible under magnification.   View   View   View   View  #V37542

VICTORIAN 15 ct yellow gold ring with pearls and blue pastes set in an elongated eye shape, tests as 14k, size 6-1/2 and 1" along the finger. There are no marks on this ring but it does test 15 karat gold. The lighting in my studio makes the blue stones look more blue than they really are.  #V37860


Persian turquoise is a turquoise with no matrix at all. It was very popular in the Victorian era and even into the early 20th Century. Often set in karat yellow or rose gold, the designs were almost endless, as you can see from the selection below. If you are looking for some Persian turquoise jewelry to purchase, please CLICK HERE.


VICTORIAN karat yellow gold and Persian turquoise ring, the turquoise is set in silver which is mounted to the gold, circa 1880, size 8, front 5/8". Only very slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use and the disparity in turquoise colors is natural and perfectly normal.  View   #V33048

 VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold snake ring with turquoise head and ruby eyes, size 7-1/2, weight .25 ounces, about 1/3" wide at front. Note the detailed scales and well-crafted face.   View   #V34051

VICTORIAN 15 ct karat yellow gold ring with channel set Persian turquoise and real pearls, faint illegible trace of initials inside, circa 1880, size 6 and 5/8" along the finger. A very similar ring can be seen in V. Davies "Rings 1800-1910" on page 53.    View   #G35419  


VICTORIAN 18k Old European cut diamond and Persian turquoise ring with four snakes shank, size 8-3/4 and 7/8" along the finger. The diamonds are approximately 1/4 ct total weight, shank is 10k rose gold and the top is 18k yellow gold and has been sized at some point. There is a tiny stable crack at the base of the gallery.   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V36558

 GEORGIAN Persian turquoise and diamond dome ring set in 15 karat yellow gold,  size 6-1/2 and 5/8" high by 5/8" wide. The diamond is a Mine Cut Cushion about .05 in size and sparkles beautifully. Lovely Victorian turquoise pieces can be seen in Michael Poynder's book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 138 and in the book "Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830" by Dawes and Collins on pages 45. As can been seen in the pictures, the turquoise stones have aged to slightly different colors. That is typical of turquoise, which is a porous stone and absorbs moisture from the air readily over the years.   View   View   #V36261

EDWARDIAN 9 ct gold, Persian turquoise and seed pearl ring, hallmarked 9 375 for 9 carat yellow gold and maker RJ, circa 1910, size 7-1/4.   View   View   #Q36922



VICTORIAN 9ct turquoise and seed pearls ring, heart-shaped with links band design, size 7-1/4.   View   #G33103  VICTORIAN girl's Persian turquoise ring and gold filled thimble in original fitted box. This would have bee a lovely gift for a young girl.   View   View   View   View   View   #V32850  VICTORIAN turquoise and seed pearls ring, crescent with three stones, size 6-1/4.   View   View   #G33104


VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with half pearl center, size 5-3/4 and 1/3" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flower which symbolizes remembrance.   View   View   #V37391

VICTORIAN 15k shield shaped ring with seed pearls and a diamond center with black enameling, doubly hallmarked for the maker "HA" date 1821 ?, size 6 and 7/16" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold.  View   View   #V37392

  VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with diamond center, front half of the shank beautifully engraved, tiny hair locket with beveled glass cover on the back, size 7 and 1/3" along the finger, tests as 15 karat yellow gold. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flower which symbolizes remembrance.  View   View   Both   #V37390





VICTORIAN Persian turquoise and diamond ring in a 15 karat yellow gold setting, size 6 and 1/4" along the finger. It has a .10 ct old mine cut diamond in a bloomed gold finished setting, circa 1880s. One each side there is a dainty etched designs and around the little turquoises are pierced holes. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolizes remembrance.  View  View   #V37697

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise and seed pearl ring set in 9 carat yellow gold, stones are prong set with a leaf on each side of the center. This is hallmarked for Birmingham, England, 9 carat gold and while I cannot make out the date letter, these are generally circa 1880's. It is a size 8-1/2 and is about 3/8" along the finger. The front is set like a little forget-me-not flowers which symbolize remembrance.  View   View   #V37983

VICTORIAN 9k rose cut diamonds and Persian turquoise ring with elongated shape, size 5-3/4 and runs 1" along the finger and it 1/4" at the widest. There are 22 rose cut diamonds of about .15tw.    View   View   View   #V39813






VICTORIAN 10k Persian turquoise, garnet and seed pearls ring in a rose gold setting, size 6-1/2 and 1/2" wide as it lays on the finger, and it weighs .06 ozs. It's a lovely design and has decoration on each shoulder as well. This will come in  a brand new square ring box in this same style, but the one that is shown is for display only.    View   View   #G39760

VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with a scroll on each side of the row of stones, each having an etched design, size 7-1/2. It does test 15 karat gold and is in otherwise very good vintage condition, and it weighs .06 ozs. This will come in  a brand new square ring box in this same style, but the one that is shown is for display only.  View   View   View   #V39789

VICTORIAN 15k Persian turquoise ring with the forget-me-not flower shape in the middle and a pearl  on each side, size 8 and 5/16" wide at the front. It has had the back of the band professionally replaced at some time in the past, but the maker's marks remain and say "WJG" and "15" for 15 karat gold. The forget-me-not symbolized eternal love or friendship.  View   View    View  #V39790  


VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with tiny seed pearls set around a cushion-shaped turquoise, beautifully decorated sides, not marked, size 6 and runs about 1/2" along the finger.     View   View   View   #V39815

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with a yin-yang design accented with two seed pearls, one illegible stamped mark, tests as karat gold, size 6-7/8 and runs just shy of 1/2" along the finger.  View  View  View    #V39816

VICTORIAN  Persian turquoise ring with two turquoise half-cabochons offset with two pearls, marked "14k" inside the band, size 5.   View  View   View   #V39817

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring in an eye shape with tiny seed pearls all around, engraved with initials "E. J. P." and hallmarked "H&S" for the maker, and "10k". It has been sized in the past and is now a size 8-1/4. View   View   View   #V39818


VICTORIAN 9 ct Persian turquoise ring with 6 turquoises surrounding a single tiny pearl, decorated shoulders, hallmarked "FW 9 375" with the anchor mark and the date letter "Z". It is a size 8-1/2 and has been professionally resized at some point in the past, and it weighs .06 ozs.   View  View  View    #V39819

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring in a sideways eye shape with three turquoises surrounded by pearls, marked inside the band "9 14", size 7+and 1/2" along the finger.  View   View  View    #V39820

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with diamonds opals on each side, hallmarked "__Bros,9 375, an anchor and the date letter "Z". Size 7-1/4+.  View   View  View    #V39821

VICTORIAN Persian turquoise ring with 3 turquoises, two opals and a black surround, no marks, size 6-3/4 and 1/4" wide at the front.   View   View   View   #V39822


VICTORIAN antique Civil War ear 9k yellow gold wide dome ring with a gypsy set round opal cabochon, hallmarked "P HWL, 9 375" an anchor and the date letter "P" for 1864. Size 4-1/4 and 1/3" wide at the front.   View   View   #G39812

VICTORIAN 18 karat, Persian turquoise ring with a diamond center and 7 turquoises, forget-me-not shaped, marked inside the band "750" for 18 karat gold, size 4-1/8 and 5/16" wide on the top.    View   View   View    #V39814

14 KARAT Victorian baby ring with star set Persian turquoise and seed pearls, circa 1890, size 2-3/4.     #G23828  


RING 10k yellow gold and Persian turquoise child's ring.   #G29419   




 RING 14k gold morning glory embossed size 3-3/4 ring. View #K24930

FINE solid gold 10k plump engraved band rings.
All rings with the letter "A" prefixed to number are 8K fine.
A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902

 VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold wedding band size 8-1/2 and approximately .15 ounces. #G23204




VICTORIAN karat yellow gold wedding or "cigar band" ring, size 6-1/4 and 1/3" wide. This has been resized at some point. There is a very simple touch mark inside the band, the meaning of which I do not know.  View   View  #V37714

VICTORIAN 9ct gold wedding band ring, hallmarked 375 (9ct), maker B.V., date 1908, size 7-1/4 and 1/4" wide. While this is marked as 9 carat gold, every time I acid test it it tests as 14k gold. This is heavier and better made than other rings in this style, and the gold has a rose gold tint.  View   View   #V38371

VICTORIAN 10k rose gold wedding or cigar band ring, size 7-3/4 and 1/4" wide, no marks but tests as 10k.   #V37825

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FINE solid gold 10k plump engraved band rings.
All rings with the letter "A" prefixed to number are 8K fine.

A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902
Third row down, 2nd from the right
Forth row down, 2nd from the left

    VICTORIAN ring, 14k yellow gold band with rubies and diamonds, size 6-3/4, 1-3" wide.   View  #G25959 


   RING Victorian 14k tested yellow gold, diamond and ruby buckle motif ring, size 11-1/2, 1/8" to 1/4" wide.    #G50997 

 VICTORIAN  9ct buckle ring dated 1898. See Luthi's Sentimental Jewelry page 32.  View   #G24203 

VICTORIAN buckle ring with diamond center, marked inside the band "NBS 375, size 9+ and 1/8" wide; weight is .09 ounces. The buckle, in addition to being a lovely motif, was a symbol of strength and binding love.    View   View   #V38435


VICTORIAN 18k English wedding band ring, hallmarked Birmingham 1882, size 4.   #G25289

    18k YELLOW GOLD wide heavy gold band, size 4-3/4 and 1/4" wide. and approximately .15 ounces   #G29483

   EDWARDIAN 15ct band with gypsy set ruby and diamonds, circa 1900, size 7-1/4. A very similar ring can be seen in V. Davies "Rings 1800-1910" on page 46.   View   View   #G23407


  VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold horseshoe good luck ring, size 7-1/2, 1/2" wide at front.   View   #G29565

VICTORIAN engraved wedding bands. View  #G18610 and #G18609

 VICTORIAN engraved wedding bands. View  #G18610 and #G18609   



   Girls rings, boys rings, baby rings.
Signet rings, highly carved and plain designs.  Priced in the catalogue from $ .75 to $16.00 each.
Daniel Low & Co., 1901

SIGNET 14k yellow gold ring with medical "Caducaus" entwined snake, size 5-3/4.   View   #K23878

10k "Solid gold" finger rings. Priced in the catalogue from $1.50 to $25.00 each.
Daniel Low & Co., 1901




ENGLISH 14k and carnelian signet ring, size 9, marked "585" for 14k on the inside of the band, it has a 9/16" by 1/2" center stone. The total weight of the ring is .31 ounces, so it is substantial, and it is in excellent condition with a beautifully designed setting.  View   View   View   #G39233


VICTORIAN garnet and seed pearl 10 karat rose gold ring with an engraved design. It is marked on the inside "Sep 2 '97" and the initials "M.E.F", and a crossed arrows symbol, perhaps for the maker. It is a size 6-3/4 and 11/16" along the finger. The garnet is 7.6 x 5.3 x 3.12 mm, or 1-1/4 ct, tw 3.82 (0.13 ozs) and it does show wear upon close examination..  View   View   View   #V38892

VICTORIAN 9k signet ring with an intaglio carved sard in a 9 karat rose gold setting, circa 1890, size 6-1/2, 1/2" front, total weight 0.11 ounces. Sard is reddish brown form of chalcedony, seen in a good many Victorian pieces. This is a lovely translucent stone in a beautiful scroll embossed setting, total weight 3.121 grams.    View   View   View   #V29841

14 K yellow gold heavy signet ring engraved "D/C/G ?", size 9, measures 11/16" across the face.  View   #G23362 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow and rose gold shield shaped ring with black talle d'epergne enamel, black onyx center and seed pearls, size 7, 1" across the front.    View   View   View   #G33484

PEARL cross-over ring, possibly a child's, circa 1910. This ring can be seen in the 1906 Daniel Low & sons Catalogue.   #G34750


PEARLS Victorian antique 18 karat yellow gold half hoop pearl ring with a row of 5 graduated pearls in cut down collet settings, size 7-1/4 and about 3/16" wide at the front. It has been sized in the past, but you can only see that on the back of the band. Otherwise it is in very good vintage condition with the pearls being slightly different shades, as can be seen in the photo. a piece like this can be seen in the Verlaine Davies book, "Rings 1800-1910" on page 19, and she dates it to circa 1820.    View   View   #G38236 RING moonstone cabochon and rose cut diamond ring set in 10 karat yellow gold, size 6-1/4. The diamonds are flat backed rose cuts weighing about .04.   View    #G32771



14k DIAMOND yellow gold diamond ring with decorated band, marked "14k" inside, band worn at the back but solid, size 6-3/4, head 1/16", wt .05 ounce.   View   #V34442



    VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold black and white cameo ring, size 8-1/2.   View   #K28039 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold hard stone cameo ring (one side with tiny chip) with diamonds, size 8-1/4.   View   #K28038    CORAL 10k yellow gold ring with coral cameo, 1-1/8" by 1/2" front, circa 1900. A ring like this can be seen on page 65 of Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3 on page 65.   View   #G50651


     14k RING peridot and diamond ring, size 7.  View   #G22078



  EMERALD 14k yellow gold and emeralds trilogy ring, a size 7. It is marked inside the band "14K', and the setting is just lovely with both pierced work under the emeralds and stylized leaf and scrolls designs on each side. It is in very good vintage condition with only faint wear atop the emeralds, having been worn for years. It mixes well if you want to stack it with other bands, which is also fun. The box in the photo is for display only, not for sale.    View   View   View   View   #G24931

      BABY ring in 10k gold and tiny rubies, circa 1900.   View   #G22931




Turn-of-the-century to 1930s rings includes Edwardian through Deco styles. 


 FILIGREE 14k white gold filigree ring with kite shaped synthetic rubies and a small diamond, circa 1930, size  6-1/2, measures 7/8" across front.    View   #G32342

EDWARDIAN 14k white gold filigree ring with keystone shaped man made rubies, marked "14k" inside the band, circa 1920, size 5-1/4, measures 3/4" across front.   View   #G26300

    VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold ring with .59ct total weight rubies and .35ct total weight diamonds, size 7.   View   #G28479


VICTORIAN 14k white and yellow gold pierced square topped ring with diamond chips and a man made ruby center.   View   View   View   #G25981 14K yellow gold band with 5 diamonds, circa 1910, size 7-1/4.   View   #G26584  DECO 14k white gold ring with rubies and diamonds ring, size 6-1/2. Hallmarked  "ECI" inside the band.   View   #G28480 


  FILIGREE 19k white gold filigree ring with approximately 1/3 ct diamond center, broken sapphire sides, size 6-1/2.  View   #V31478

 14k DIAMOND white gold filigree approximately .25 ct diamond ring, size 5-1/4. View #G23958 

EDWARDIAN platinum tested 1-1/6" wide band set all around with tiny single cut diamonds, size 7-1/2.    #V31479  


RING blue topaz set in 10k white, rose and yellow gold filigree, size 8 and 5/8" along the finger, marked inside "10k". This is just lovely and the stone is brilliant with no wear or scratches.  View   View   #K39495
MIZPAH ring in 9ct yellow gold marked on the inside "VWA 375" for the 9ct gold, size 10-14, it is 1/3" wide at the front and 3/16" wide at the back, with wear typical of a piece this age. The term "Mizpah" means watchtower or beacon and it comes from the Bible in Genesis XXXL, 49. It means, "sentiment "May the Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another".   View   View   #V39335 DIAMOND and 18 karat yellow gold tapered band ring with five Old European cut diamonds, which are .25 TW, S-1 clarity, and H-I color.  hallmarked with the maker's mark "AA" in touching circles, and crown-18-anchor. The date letter may have been removed when the ring was sized. It is a size 4 and was professionally resized in the past. It is a lovely ring, could be for a pinky finger, and in excellent vintage condition.   View   View    #K33005 


  PASTE and sterling ring set in it's original original box with 5 paste unfoiled stones that slip into the setting interchangeably, creating 5 different rings in red, aqua, purple, green and yellow, complete with instructions. The ring is a size 8 and runs 1/2" along the finger, the box is 4" by 1-3/4" wide and 1-1/4" deep. The slip with instructions and the box it is all in are both original   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #Q35501  


EDWARDIAN World War I 1915 9 carat gold Englishman's ring with front locket compartment, "5th Scottish Rifles", man in uniform photo inside, marked inside the band 375 WGM 9" for 9 karat and engraved on the back, "In Memory of Jack, Feb 2nd 1915", size 9-1/2 and 1/2" along the finger. This may have had a repair long ago where the band joins the front, visible only from the back. What an amazing piece of history!  View   View   View   #V35701 EDWARDIAN 9 karat rose gold and garnets snake ring, hallmarks inside of band for Birmingham 1913, size 13 for a man or a larger woman's hand, weight approximately .16oz. The snake was the symbol for infinity and eternal love.  View   View  #V34624 OPAL 14k yellow gold and Australian opal triplet ring with tiny seed pearls surround, size 6-1/2 and 3/4" along the finger. A "triplet" is a three-layered stone, in this case a thin slice of opal with a glass cover to protect it and a white backing to highlight the wonderful colors. This is often done with opals, and this opal has all the amazing color you could ever want.    View   View   #G35937



VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold ring with synthetic red center stone, two tiny side diamonds, engraved inside N.N. to A. A.", size 6.   View   #31381

    GARNET 14k yellow gold and garnet ring, great color, with a long rectangular center stone and surrounding center stones, size 8-1/2, front is 1-1/2" tall by 5/8" wide.  View   View   #V29369

 14K YELLOW gold amethyst and seed pearls oval ring circa 1920.   View   #G21488     


BOHEMIAN garnets ring, 14k yellow gold band and oval cabochon with surrounding rose cut garnets set in brass top, ring size 5, 3/4" long at the front. Wonderful color.   View   View   #G32166  BOHEMIAN garnets set in 10k yellow gold pinkie ring, illegible hallmark inside, size 3-3/4.   View   #G31380      RING of Bohemian garnets in gilt setting, size 7-1/2.  View   View   #G29424



    RING yellow gold, opals, diamonds and seed pearl ring, size 8 .    View   #G29423

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold ring with purple stone and seed pearls, size 8.   View   #G27827

   14k WHITE gold filigree ring with aquamarine.   View   #G21486


14k OPAL and diamonds ring size 7, 5/8" long and with fabulous coloring.   #G23354

RING 14k tested yellow gold and opal ring, three oval stones in claw settings, circa 1900, size 7-1/2, opal portion 1/4" by 1/2".  View   #G50991/5

   14K yellow gold Edwardian ring with opals and mine cut diamonds, size 7-1/8.   View   #G28762


RING 14k yellow gold and carnelian intaglio ring depicting "Justice" holding her scales, an unusual motif, size 8-1/4 it is 3/4" at the widest point on the front.   View   #G31973 JAPANESE 10k yellow gold shank and base ring with Japanese Samuri sword kashira with shakudo gilt carved dragon motif, ring size 7-1/2. The kashira, which is probably comprised of copper and a small amount of gold, measures 1-1/3" by 2/3"wide. A similar piece can be seen in Benjamin's "Antique Jewellery" on page 122.    View   View   #G29510   

14K JADE ring with marquis-shaped jade and a tiny yellow gold  flower and leaf on each side. It is marked "14k" inside the band, size  7-3/4" and runs 7/8" along the finger top. In excellent condition, but age unknown.  View   View   #Y66564


 VICTORIAN Masonic Knights Templar "In Hoc Signo Vinces" (In this sign conquer) ring marked inside,  "Princes, Patn Aug-26-90". Size 7-3/4.   View    #G21484 VICTORIAN large and unusual shell cameo of a lady holding a torch set in 10k yellow gold (tested) ring, marked inside "JHW 901 __ core", size 6-1/2.  View   View   #G29636 CHILD'S 9 carat yellow gold ring with clear stone, "AUCO, 375" for maker and 9ct yellow gold, size 3 and 5/16" along the finger. A size 3 is a very small size, even for a pinkie finger, so this may be a child's ring.  View   #V37749  


RING  9 karat yellow gold ring with the initial "J", size 9-1/2 and 3/4" along the finger, marked "9ct", weight approximately .17 ozs.   View   #V35000

"Fine solid gold and stone rings."
Onyx, Intaglio, Cameo, Amethyst, Blood Stone, Tiger Eye
E.V. Roddin Catalogue, 1887-1889 

RING 9k and black enameled ring initial "J", circa 1890, size 6-3/4.   #G21551  




VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold amethyst ring with inset rose and diamond, size 7-1/4.   View   #G28037
"Real amethyst, diamond inlaid".

"Fine solid gold and stone rings".
E.V. Roddin Catalogue, 1887-1889

  VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold amethyst ring with inset rose and diamond, size 7-1/4.   View   #G28037
"Real amethyst, diamond inlaid".


 10K yellow gold purple intaglio ring, size 8-1/2.   View  #G25980

 14K yellow gold oval intaglio Edwardian ring, circa 1910, size 7.   View   #G50474

  VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold ring with tiger eye warrior carved cameo, size 5-1/2" and 5/8" along the finger.   View   #V62876



 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold hard stone cameo ring (one side with tiny chip) with diamonds, size 8-1/4.   View   #K28038

"Real stone cameo" ring.

  VICTORIAN sterling and garnet ring engraved inside "make my heart thy home" size 8-3/4.   View   #G28757  


 RING 10k yellow gold with moonstone glass cabochon and tiny diamonds size 6-1/4.     #G32771

RING 14 yellow gold ring, long-ways mounted garnet with seed pearls, engraved inside "George to Lilly G., 8-1878", size 6-1/4 and measures 1/2" across the front.   View   View   #K31783  

 RING 10 karat yellow gold cross-over setting with red faceted glass stones, one as is with some wear visible under a loupe, and tiny pearls, size 7-1/4.  View   #G32770


    EDWARDIAN 14k yellow gold amethyst and seed pearl ring, circa 1910, size 5-1/2. View #G26297    EDWARDIAN 14k yellow gold ruby and diamond ring, circa 1910, size 7-3/4. View #G26295    EDWARDIAN 14k yellow gold sapphire and seed pearl ring, circa 1910, size 7-1/2. View #G26299


    EDWARDIAN 14k yellow gold ruby and seed pearl tiny ring, circa 1910, size 5.   View   #G26298      10K yellow gold ring with .86ct total weight garnets and 8 seed pearls, size 7-1/2.   View   #G28483        EDWARDIAN 14k yellow gold claw-set garnet ring, size 8.   View   #G26296


RING 9ct and silver with clear paste ring size 7-1/2" and 5/8" long at the front as it lays on the finger. Marked inside "9ct & sil", early 1900s.     View   View   View   #G33515 RING 14k yellow gold ring with purple center stone, side synthetic rubies, marked inside the band "14k", size 7-3/4 and 5/8" along the finger. My gemologist says that this is a Alexandrite like color changer corundum with synthetic rubies on each side.   View   #G37191 CAMEO ring set in yellow gold, hallmarked for     size 9-1/4, 7/8".   View   View   View   #G33517


RING green chrysoprase and marcasite ring marked inside "935" for sterling, and a size 8, and 7/8" by 3/4" top. This beauty is from the Deco era circa 1920.  View   View   #Q36817 RING turquoise ring set in silver, probably 830/1000, so lower than sterling and probably European. The ring is size 6 and it is 3/4" wide top. This is continental, probably German, and from the first part of the 19th century. According . According to author Margaret Flower in her book "Victorian Jewellery" the revival of jewelry... using turquoise in oxidized silver, "came about through the great success of Bernhardt in Cleopatra in 1890.... she wore a number of handsome turquoise ornaments, and the public followed where she lead".  View   View   #V36815 RING 9 ct yellow gold band ring with green and clear pastes set in sterling top, size 9+ marked "9ct & sil", early 1900s, lays on the finger 3/4" long.   View   View   #G33516




RUBY and seed pearl 10 karat yellow gold ring, circa 1900, size 7-1/4 and 5/8" across the front.  View   View   #G33425

 VICTORIAN lady wearing a bar brooch and a chain necklace with rings and coins as charms. Cabinet card 4-1/4" by 6-1/2" marked "Barron, Sarnia, Ont."

BERNARD INSTONE sterling and enamel silver ring, size 6-1/2 and 5/8" along the finger, circa 1930.   View   #N35792 


VICTORIAN sterling silver Mizpah ring hallmarked Birmingham 1882-3, size 7-1/4, 1/4" across front and gently tapering back to 3-16" at back.   View   #V31541 

VICTORIAN sterling silver hand made mizpah ring, hallmarked "P&T", Birmingham, 1862, size 8, 1/4" wide at front and 1/8" wide at back.   View   View   #V31337

VICTORIAN silver buckle ring hallmarked for Birmingham 1894 maker's mark "A.C.", size 9 and 1/4" wide.  View   #V35824



VICTORIAN 9 carat rose gold wedding band hallmarked for 1853, before the Civil War. The ring weights .13 ozs, size 7-3/4 and about 1/8" wide. Hallmarks are "HA" for the maker, "9.375" for 9 carat gold, a sideways anchor for Birmingham England and the capitol letter "E" for 1853.  View   #V38806

 BRASS and gold tone metal sample signet rings circa 1900, group of 6. Some are marked "sample" on the inside. One ring is a size 6-1/2 and one 9-1/4, others from 6-3/4 to 7-3/4. You can see some in a vintage Low's Catalogue HERE. Some of these salesmen's sample signet rings are marked W&W for Warren & Williams, 36 Garnet St., Providence,  Rhode Island. In Dorothy Rainwater's book on jewelry marks, page 249, it says they were ring manufacturers circa 1904-1912, but they are also on page 89 of "Trademarks" published by the Jewelers Circular Publishing Company in 1915.   View   #QS2 

RING 9ct yellow gold and onyx ring with clear pastes in the center, size 8-1/2 and 1/3" along the finger. The clear pastes in the center are graying a bit, as can be seen in the photo.   View   #K38817


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