Love me tender

Romantic ring with gemstones & pearls in gold, Chester, dated 1905

This ring, as beautiful as it is romantic, found its way to us in London. Due to its sequence of stamps, the so-called Hallmark, it can be dated precisely: The ring was created in 1905 in Chester, England, and was thus made during the reign of Edward VI, who succeeded his mother Queen Victoria on the throne in 1901 and was not only King of Great Britain but also Emperor of India. The curved band ring of light reddish gold is set with two small natural pearls combined with a garnet and two glass pastes of intense colour. The materials have had romantic connotations since time immemorial, the red colour symbolising the fire of love, while the pearl is considered the gemstone of the goddess Venus. The setting harmonizes wonderfully with the light reddish gold color. An enchanting ring with tradition and history that still makes an excellent engagement ring or love gift today.

England around 1900: The Empire is at the height of its power. Old Queen Victoria has brought peace and economic success to her subjects. Luxury and wealth reach ever broader strata in London and precious gems migrate from the ever new colonies into the windows of the jewellery shops in Bond Street and the ladies of society eagerly pounce on them and bask in the glow of the fine treasures.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.