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from the archive
Victorian SilverSouvenirRing

Souvenir rings like these were exchanged between friends and lovers as tokens of friendship and esteem. This one, in silver, was mass-produced at the end of the 19th century and marketed as an affordable choice for almost anyone in the UK to give as a gift. There are no hand-engraved details at all. Both the means of production and the materials (silver) were designed to be cheap and quick so they could be sold en masse at low prices. Fast fashion from 1880; the hallmarks also tell us it was made in Chester, an English city specializing in jewelry.

This product is final sale.


  • Materials

    Sterling silver.

  • Condition

    Very good; light wear commensurate with age.

  • Age

    c. 1880; hallmarked for Chester.

  • Size

    Size 7.5; resizable by a local jeweler should you need or want it adjusted. 7.5mm wide at face, 5mm wide at back.

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $300 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $300, a flat $10 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS ground, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.