Wonderfully detailed vintage silver buckle ring bright engraved in a traditional fern pattern and adorned at the front with a crescent moon shaped buckle. A band style ring rendered in sturdy gauge silver with a beautiful mirror polish it has a D-profile.
The engraving covers 3/4 of the way around the ring with the back left smooth. Dates to around 1950 or so and Victorian revival in style this is a classic antique designed ring, just gorgeous and perfect for wear as a signature piece or grouping with other rings. Will arrive in the ring box shown, perfect for safekeeping!
A popular ring style since Victorian times the buckle symbolised eternity, fidelity and protection and this type of ring was often given as a loving gift to sweethearts. Likewise the fern is a Victorian tradition, they had an obsession with ferns and the national pastime of fern hunting led to a widespread shortage and near extinction in the British Isles!
MATERIALS: 925 sterling silver
HALLMARKS: 'SIL ILL' stamped inside.
MEASUREMENTS: 8.25mm wide. Ring size US 9/ UK R.5 / EU 59.5.
WEIGHT: 4 grams
CONDITION: Excellent condition, looks to have been hardly worn, the engraving still crisp and no wearing away of the silver. Our photographs are taken with a magnified macro lens to show you every tiny detail, scratches and black spots that appear are not visible to the naked eye and the dark marks are caused by camera shadow.