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Antique English 18K Gold Buckle Ring

This English strap and buckle ring is composed of 18K gold. The ring centers a buckle motif completed by a broad band engraved throughout with floral and foliate motifs. Boldly modeled, this charming ring signifies love and attachment.

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Item #: R-21304
Country: England
Circa: 1889-1890 or 1914?
Size: 8 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 18K Gold
Signed: Partial maker's mark ST possibly for Sydney Thomas Steel; Birmingham date letter "p" possibly 1889-1890

Victorians prized jewelry for its symbolism and meaning that superseded for them its intrinsic value. The buckle was one of a group of motifs that symbolized Victorian high values of love, fidelity and eternity.