Victorian 18kt Multi Gemstone "REGARD" Acrostic Ring
A lovely "REGARD" ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This charming acrostic ring is made of 18kt gold and has a lovely feminine design. Set across the front is a row of six delicate gemstones, whose first letters spell out the word "REGARD." The stones include a Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, a second Ruby, and a Diamond. The stones graduate in size, getting larger towards the center, and smaller at the ends. Each is oval in shape and held within an ornate prong setting. The sides of the setting are detailed with an etched filigree motif, extending to a smooth tapered band, which is stamped "18" inside. This wonderful ring is part of a sentimental antique tradition, and it would make a special gift in the modern day!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 7 but could be resized if desired. The gemstone design rests approximately 1/8" above the finger when worn. The tapered band measures 3mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to any of the gemstones, all of which are intact and securely set.