Message of the gems

Victorian gold ring with the acronym: "Dearest", England circa 1890


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Description
Rings are probably the most meaningful representatives from the field of jewellery: promises are often connected with them, contracts were sealed with them, and they are also otherwise perfectly suited to charge them with meaning. This is usually done through the gemstones used. Thus, the diamond in an engagement ring stands for the infinity of love; the gift of a sapphire contains the promise of fidelity. This "gemstone language", which incidentally was already described by Hildegard von Bingen, reached its most beautiful climax in the 19th century. Here it culminated in the so-called "Acrostic Rings", i.e. rings with a hidden message derived from the initial letters of the gemstones used. The delicate ring made of 12-karat yellow gold, which we discovered in the south of England, was created in the years around 1890 and wears its preciousness for this very reason. It is respectively a Diamond (diamond) / Emerald (emerald) / Amethyste (amethyst) / Ruby (ruby) / Emerald (emerald) / Sapphire (sapphire) / Topaz (topaz). Thus, from the first letters of the gemstones in English results in the acronym "Dearest", which in German means as much as "dearest". Around a fine old-cut diamond, the colored gemstones are arranged like the leaves of a wondrous blossom. In various combinations, gemstones could thus be used to form different words and convey messages. Rings like this were particularly popular as engagement rings at the end of the 19th century.
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Message of the gems
€ 1,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €1,190.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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