SOLD Victorian Acrostic REGARD 15k Gold Ring c.1872

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  • $1,150.00
  • Regular price $1,795.00

A lively assortment of stones are aligned across the face of this exquisite band; a beautiful example of acrostic jewelry. It’s creation credited to Jean Baptiste Mallerio, favored by Queen Marie Antoinette, acrostic jewelry’s central design allows one to imbue items with messages, depending on the gemstones used. This particular ring is designed to spell out “REGARD”, with its assortment of emerald, garnets, amethyst, and diamond, all set within a body of detailed 15k yellow gold, fully hallmarked and dated 1872.

Details (approximate):

Size (can be resized): 9.5

Dimensions: 6.5 mm ring face width

Weight: 1.98 g

Materials: 14k gold, amethyst, emerald, diamond, garnet

Metal: 14k yellow gold

Marks: 15 625 -Birmingham anchor- X (1872)

Condition: Good antique condition. The two rubies representing the Rs in "Regard" have been replaced with similarly colored garnets.