Buckle rings are a classic love token, they are said to represent loyalty and eternity and as an amulet they bestow protection to the wearer. With good clear British hallmarks for 1916 this is fabulous example of this type of ring that can't fail to be steeped in sentiment and symbolism.
Crafted in antique rose gold the ring is very wide and engraved in a distinctive leafy fern pattern very typical of the period. Undeniably she is an old lady that has been well worn, some of the engraved areas have worn smooth with decades of loving wear and the inside shows surface marks and scratches under very close magnification. Cosmetically she is still beautiful and full of antique charm.
A beautiful statement ring, these old buckle rings look stylish and attractive worn on any finger and they make for a distinctive and meaningful wedding band.
MATERIALS: 9-carat rose gold
HALLMARKS: stamped inside '9-375' for 9ct gold, 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'r' for 1916 and 'KBSP' makers mark
MEASUREMENTS: 9mm wide
SIZE: UK, N-1/2, US 7, sizing up is possible but likely to be expensive. The shank is extra wide so it will need a lot of gold added to make bigger. Also, the location of the hallmarks means that any alteration is likely to affect the marks.
DATE: Edwardian, dated 1916
WEIGHT: 3.2 grams
CONDITION: in good antique condition with wear to the engraved design and scuffs on the inside which are not as nearly as noticeable to the naked eye as they are in the photos. She still retains her lovely round shape and appearance and is ready to be adored for many more years to come!
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Materials: 9ct Rose Gold.