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Victorian Lapis Heart Double Banded Ring

$1,400

A hybrid ring with stories to tell. Composed of three components of different eras, this sentimental piece features a heart shaped lapis (likely cut from a tiny Georgian fob) and two 22k gold wedding bands. One band has Georgian hallmarks but is missing the city symbol making the date harder to ascertain, however, it has the duty mark of King George IV which means it dates somewhere in the range of 1821-1834. The other band is Victorian Birmingham hallmarks for 1847.

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  • Materials

    22k yellow gold bands (both marked), 14k rose gold bezel (tests), lapis

  • Age

    c. 1860 (the three elements comprising the ring date to different periods - The band with Georgian hallmarks is missing city symbol but has the duty mark bust of George IV (1821-1834); the Victorian band is stamped with Birmingham hallmarks for 1847 with bust of young Victoria duty mark; the lapis heart looks like it was cut from a tiny Georgian fob c. 1820)

  • Condition

    Very good - assembled from three separate elements (bands and heart) in the mid Victorian period

  • Size

    6.5, can be resized; 8.8mm head, 3.9mm shank

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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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