Wealth, prosperity, courage, love, passion, raw emotion, it's no wonder rubies have been coveted since the dawn of time by royalty, warriors and lovers alike.
The birthstone for July, rubies are one of two tectonic gemstones. Their very existence is affiliated with the collision of continents, which occurred more than 250 million years ago.
This stunning ring hails from the 1840s, during what was known as the Romantic Period of the Victorian era. The Romantic Period reflected the nation's love for its young queen and also Queen Victoria's love for her husband, Prince Albert.
Jewelry of the time was delicate, sentimental and symbolic and was often used to express sentiments of love, friendship and faith.
We dare you to take one look at this dazzling piece and not fall in love! It's impossible!
Handcrafted in 15k gold and plated in 24k gold to create a brilliant golden hue, this striking ring features a cluster of emerald cut rubies accented by two brilliant pearls.
Stones are set in a lovely collet setting, which was quite popular in the Georgian and early Victorian eras.
This ring is choc full of all of the juicy hallmarks we all love to see!
Materials: 15k gold, 24k gold, rubies, pearls
Markings: Birmingham anchor mark, 15k, 625, JP maker's mark and Z date mark
Condition: Very Good
Rubies show signs of wear and use and do have surface scratches, but they are all original and look pretty amazing for being 174 years old! The pearls have been replaced. One of the side ruby collets has been professionally repaired by our jeweler to ensure that the stone is secure. You cannot see the repair.
Cleaning and Care
Clean gently with warm soap and water and a soft bristled brush. Do not immerse pearls in any type of cleaning solution. It will ruin them. Lightly polish with a jewelry polishing cloth, if desired.