Victorian English 15kt Heart Shaped Locket Ring
A very unique and wonderful ring from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This English piece is made of 15kt yellow gold and features a lovely and feminine design. At the center is a heart-shaped seal which has an scrolled etched design. The heart centerpiece is hinged and opens to reveal the original weaved hair locket under a crystal face. The disguised compartment feature of the ring is not immediately evident due to its seamless design, making it a subtle and secretive keepsake piece! Carrying along the shoulders and the back of the ring is an engraved flowing design which appears to be of several initials in fancy script, adding a soft and very special touch. Stamped inside the shank are several English hallmarks, which have unfortunately been worn away due to age and resizing. A very special Victorian piece, it looks simply wonderful when worn and is a must for any collector!
Measurements: The ring has a small finger size of 4.5. It could be re-sized slightly, however, because of the design, we would recommend keeping it as is. The heart centerpiece measures a little less than 3/8" tall and slightly more than 1/4" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is great. There is some normal surface wear to the ring which is not unusual for a Victorian era piece. The hinged locket opens easily and stays securely closed and the original hair locket and glass are intact. The back of the ring has some wear due to age and resizing, however, this is not noticeable when the ring is worn.