Mariposa

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Mariposa is an extraordinary and authentic Victorian era ring with the date "Nov. 2nd 1869" handwritten inside the shank. This truly unique ring features an oblong oval Cabochon brownish red garnet gauged at approximately 12mm x 6.5mm. The 18k yellow gold ring is further accented by a decadent halo of twelve Old Mine Cut diamonds each individually prong-set totaling approximately 0.75ct in weight. Mariposa is finished with subtle black enamel detailing on each shoulder and an unusual triple-split shank. The ring is currently a size 4.75 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.

DETAILS
name
Mariposa
style number
10013270
collection
Vintage
era
Victorian
date
2018-11-01
metal
Yellow Gold
stone
Garnet
stone carat
-
certification
No Certificate
dimensions
16.48mm x 11.54mm
cut
Oval
Questions about sizing? See our size guide
HISTORY
The Victorian Period was named for Queen Victoria, who inherited the throne of England in 1837 when she was only 18 years old. Victoria was young, beautiful, and loved immensely by her subjects. Her tastes in fashion and jewelry were highly regarded and inspired the Victorian jewelry trends of the time. Queen Victoria was married in 1840, and she wore a snake motif ring (a symbol of eternal love at the time) set with her birthstone, a brilliant green emerald, as her engagement ring. In the Victorian era, it was very common for birthstones to be used instead of diamonds for engagement rings. After Victoria’s beloved Albert passed away in 1861, the queen went into the customary mourning period for 18 months, which inspired the gold lockets and black jet pieces commonly seen in this period.

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