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Victorian Rose in Hand Bloodstone Intaglio Ring
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The hand looks like it's about to strike, but instead of a weapon it holds a delicate rose. The red flecks that appear in front of the flower look like blood - this was most likely an intentional placement on the part of the lapidary. Bloodstone? Also a purposeful choice. Strength, sweetness, restraint, delicacy.

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  • Materials

    15k gold (marked), bloodstone

  • Age

    Birmingham hallmarks for 1887

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    7.75, can be resized; 12.2mm head, 3.8mm shank

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Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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