What a rare, sweet, pretty little ring! This is a consignment piece and it belonged to my consignor's great grandmother on her father's side. It was her wedding ring; she was married in Manchester, England in 1893 and immigrated to New Hampshire in 1898 where she and her husband started a sheep and dairy farm. She was a woman who worked with her hands and did a lot of spinning, weaving, laundering and mending for the local community. Her great granddaughter still has a wonderful blanket she wove from their own wool.This is definitely a great piece for someone who wants an easy to wear, low profile ring with history. The setting is crafted of a pinky rose gold with well defined hallmarks for 16K (62.5% gold) and a date letter that corresponds to 1892. Its a bit fancy with its small ruby, measuring 2.5mm by 2mm with a very small table and steep, chunky looking old cut. I believe the stone is a synthetic ruby, which were popular at the time. It has a wonderful deep red color that is even and saturated. The face measures 8mm north to south at the widest point. The shoulders taper from 5mm to 3mm at the back of the band. The ruby has some wear under magnification-- you can see this if you zoom in on the pics-- but it looks great on the hand. And considering this beauty has existed for an impressive 127 years, she is pretty well preserved for her age! This ring is currently a small 5.5 but can be resized by your jeweler.
This beauty weighs 2.1 grams. The item "16K BIRMINGHAM Mark 1892 Victorian RUBY Band RING Antique Estate Rose Gold RARE" is in sale since Sunday, January 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings".
The seller is "mrsgotrocks" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Viet nam.