A very rare ladies Victorian period ‘ DEAREST ‘ design ring.
Set with Diamond paste, Emerald, Amethyst paste, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire paste? and Topaz paste.
17mm spread of stones, scroll design above and below, 5.4mm thick band to the front.
Solid 15 carat gold band.
Acrostic jewellery became popular in France in the mid to late 18th century and was given from one lover to another to as a sign of their love and has become extremely collectable of recent times.
CONDITION ; Good for age. Very crisp pattern and engraving to shank. Clear hallmarks. Securely set stones. Many stones with nibbles or wear. Please view photographs.
WEIGHT ; 1.9 grams
SIZE ; N 1/2 UK, 7 US
DATE ; Victorian
HALLMARKS ; full hallmarks