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Late VictorianDiamond and PearlFaith Hope Charity Ring

The three symbols of faith, hope and charity - a cross, anchor and heart - were a popular motif in later Victorian jewelry. The heart and cross might speak for themselves, but the anchor as a metaphor for "hope" might need some explaining. During the Napoleonic Wars, it became a relevant popular symbol at a time when seafaring meant that a loved one might never be seen again. Essentially, it meant "come back safely to me", not necessarily by ship, but in general. This late Victorian ring faith, hope and charity ring features a seed pearl and diamond set heart flanked by the cross and anchor. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1899.


  • Materials

    9k rose gold, seed pearls, .04ct old mine cut diamond.

  • Age

    Birmingham hallmarks for 1899.

  • Condition

    Very good.

  • Size

    7.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 7.9mm head, 2mm hoop.

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