Not only are they easy to wear and great for stacking but they also exude a timeless elegance that is both chic and modern. Best of all, since each band was handmade, no two are exactly alike!
They also make a wonderful, one-of-a-kind wedding band, which most likely was the original intent with this piece.
This spectacular ring is crafted in 10k gold with the slightest rosy hue. Hand chased around the entirety of the band is a continuous ivy vine pattern, which many Victorians believed to represent a symbol of fidelity.
In nature, ivy tends to cling to almost any surface; tightly gripping other plants and trellises with its spiral tendrils, making it nearly impossible to get rid of.
In the 19th century, Victorians viewed this clingy, invasive vine with more adoration than annoyance and soon its tenacity became a symbol of fidelity, wedded love, affection and undying friendship.
Ivy motifs in jewelry of the era were quite common in wedding bands as well as friendship brooches.
Date: 1890s Materials: 10k gold Size: 5.25 Weight: 1.20g Markings: None Condition: Excellent Very faint surface scratches consistent with age and wear. The blackening technique used to darken and emphasize the engraving is 100% intact and has not worn at all, making the pattern very visible. Often this technique has been rubbed, washed or scrubbed away. The fact that this is in such terrific condition is rare.