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Secret Message Acrostic Ring

from $850

Please allow 6 full weeks for production.

Now available in white, rose, or yellow gold! Intimate, colorful, and encoded acrostic jewelry first appeared in the early 1800's. Each letter of the alphabet was made to correspond with a different precious gemstone, and the so-called "secret language of gems" was born. For example, a Victorian favorite combo, "DEAREST", would be "spelled" this way: Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Turquoise. Get it? Our acrostic ring is a completely personal way to celebrate an important event, express a sentiment, or wear a loved one's name. Customize yours using our interactive stone-picker - we won't tell a soul what it says.

This product is final sale.


  • Lead Time

    Please allow 6 weeks. See terms of sale below.

  • Materials

    Solid 14k yellow, rose or white gold and 2mm gemstones. The gems are either faceted or en cabochon depending on the stone.

  • Size

    Band is 1.6mm wide at the narrowest point in the back, and the settings are 3.1mm wide.

  • Age

    Contemporary; made by hand in Portland, OR

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Marie Antoinette and Empress Josephine had acrostic jewelry.

Image: Kirstin Dunst as Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's 1996 movie.

please note:Terms of Sale

Please allow 6 weeks for us to build this ring to your specifications. While it can be resized in the future (for an additional fee of $90), it is considered a special custom order and therefore is final sale. It is non-returnable and not eligible for exchange.