Snow White and Rose Red

Victorian Ring with Rubies & Diamonds in Gold, England circa 1900

"Some asked me where the rubies grew, And nothing I did say; But with my finger pointed to The lips of Julia." Robert Herrick No gemstone has been so often associated with passionate love in history and in the arts as the ruby. Its color alone was what drew Robert Herrick to compare it to the rosy mouth of his beloved Juliet. Oscar Wilde, too, compared the red of the ruby to the color of the heart itself in his art fairy tale "The Nightingale and the Rose," and William Blake spoke of the "rubies and pearls" of the loving gaze. This ring presents five of these rose-red gems in one of the most popular designs of its time. An upwardly widening band ring of yellow gold, the gemstones in side-ornamented settings rising slightly above the rail, belonged in every fashion-conscious lady's jewelry box at the time. Whether rubies, sapphires or opals, the coloured stones were always separated by diamonds. Here, too, there are six small diamonds whose white highlights the red of the cushion-shaped rubies. The stamping inside the ring rail reveals that the ring was made in England. It found its way to us from London. We have had an expert opinion on the ring that confirms the naturalness of the rubies.

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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.