Hope Bay

$2,250.00

Hope Bay is a dramatic and authentic early Victorian (circa 1860) silver and 14k yellow gold, amethyst and diamond halo cocktail ring. This early antique piece showcases an Oval Mixed Cut natural amethyst prong-set in a yellow gold basket with a total approximate weight of 7.00ct. A two tiered double halo of forty-three free-form antique cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.00ct in weight gracefully border the center amethyst. The double halo is designed in silver while a triple split 14k yellow gold shank completes this bold and eloquent ring. Hope Bay is finished with significant oxidization to the silver; a beautiful design element that can only come with time.

The ring is currently a size 7.5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.

DETAILS
name
Hope Bay
style number
10014742
collection
Vintage
era
Victorian
date
circa 1860
metal
Yellow Gold
stone
Amethyst
stone carat
7.00ct + 1.00ct
certification
dimensions
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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