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Victorian Acrostic "Dearest" Gold Half Band

$ 4,000

An antique closed-back band set with a cushion-shaped diamond, emeralds, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, and topaz to spell "dearest". Set in 18k yellow gold. Center 6mm, band 1.7mm. Circa 1870.

Who doesn't love hidden meaning in their antique jewelry? The first letter of each gemstone name spells out the giver's message to the recipient. Most often it was a "regard" ring and was first brought to light in early 19th century France.

Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.

 

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