Elkin is a sweet authentic Victorian era (circa 1880) 10k rose gold ring centering a rectangular Step-Cut garnet gauged at 0.40ct nestled in an original ten-prong setting flanked on the top and bottom by two Rose Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.02ct. Elkin is finished with original scrolling metal work along each shoulder and a slightly tapering shank. The ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
.40ct + 0.02ct
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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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