Birchcrest

SKU: 10012472
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Birchcrest is a whimsical and authentic Late Victorian (1907) 18k yellow gold ring that features a unique combination of stones. The ring centers a single Oval Cut Cabochon Australian opal gauged at 5.4mm x 4mm that displays a beautiful rainbow play-of-color. Birchcrest is flanked on either side by a pair of Oval Cut natural vibrant colored emeralds totaling approximately 0.20ct in weight. The ring is finished with scrolling metalwork along the shoulders and is stamped with English hallmarks on the inside shank. From these hallmarks, we can determine this pretty ring was made in Birmingham, England in 1907. Birchcrest is currently a size 7.5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.

DETAILS
name
Birchcrest
style number
10012472
collection
Vintage
era
Victorian
date
1907
metal
Yellow Gold
stone
Opal
stone carat
5.4mm x 4mm + 0.20ct
certification
No Certificate
dimensions
-
cut
Round
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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