Georgian Ring 15K Gold Emeralds Pearls Poesy Engraved Love Message c1820 (6510)


Antique Georgian romantic sentimental ring. 15ct yellow gold, emeralds and pearls. Made in England circa 1820.    <P><P>
Measurements: US size 6.5. Weighs 3.8 grams. <P><P>

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Description :  Romantic, sentimental ring - token of love. The bezel in the form of a flower (forget me not) with a central emerald, simply cut into a square with a high table, as befits a very early gem. It is surrounded by 6 pearls that form the petals.  Shoulders are in the form of modelled gold flowers, each set with a round emerald in the center.  Multi-fluted gold hoop. Gold beaded detail.  Back of the bezel has a tiny locket compartment with original hair of a loved one inside. It is surrounded by an engraved message, called a poesy or romantic phrase. <P><P>
Beautiful workmanship and emeralds are of a fabulous bright green with eye-catching gleam.  <P><P>The engraved writing inside the bezel reads: Love Me Only
 and Leave Me Not beneath that, which is perfectly matched by the flower message on top of the bezel. 

Flowers were a symbolic form of language that was clearly understood by the Georgians. The romantic connotation is still clear to us. Engraved love messages are highly sought after and earnestly sought by collectors of rare antique jewelry.  <P><P>
Marks:  As is to be expected, there are no hallmarks in a ring of this age. We acid tested the gold to ensure metal purity.    <P><P>

Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age and use. The glass covering the locket compartment has superficial scratches. The engraved writing is not entirely clear.  Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

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