Dating cameo ring

30-Apr-2020 11:32

View View View View #V25015 VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow gold "I Cling to Thee" ring with a cross motif in diamonds, hallmarked Chester England 1884 and maker marked "BHJ", weighs about .13ozs.

A beautiful sentiment on a beautiful and unusual ring.

Stones in the rings could also be set in a silver head with a karat gold band and rose cut diamonds, all typical of this time period.

Hair and memorial rings were worn by both men and women.

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Looking at the illustrations and written descriptions is a definitive way to date pieces.

Hair jewelry was still popular and could be fashioned as a home craft or ordered from catalogues.

Taille d'epargne enamel work became very popular, as did mosaic and Mizpah rings.

It is always fun when a ring is inscribed with a date, taking the guess work out of circa dating.

Although jewelry is sometimes seen with a much later inscription, that is not the norm.

The setting also has has three leaves in gold on each side of the center cabochon.