Victorian 18kt Multi Stone DEAREST Cluster Ring
A simply lovely "DEAREST" ring from the early Victorian (ca1847) era! This charming ring is made of 18kt yellow gold (indicating French origin) and has a very feminine and delicate look. Set front and center of the design is a cluster of seven vibrant stones whose first letters spell out the word "DEAREST", making the ring part of a romantic Victorian tradition. The stones include a Diamond in the center, and an Emerald, an Amethyst, a Ruby, a second Emerald, a Sapphire, and a Tourmaline which frame the center stone. Besides the faceted center diamond, each surrounding stone is a cabochon, and all are held within a gold flower-like setting. The outside of the band is detailed with a lovely flowing scrolled pattern and accented by 6 natural seed pearls. The shank has a very special engraving which reads: "Nancy Leemino Died May 27th 1847 Aged 69" and on the back of the gemstone cluster is the very small and original weaved hair locket. It's a wonderful and very special ring that would be perfect for everyday wear or as a gift for someone special!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 7.5 but could be re-sized slightly if desired. Please note that re-sizing the ring could diminish the engraving on the inside.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the gold setting and all seven stones and 6 pearls are intact.