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Victorian Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring, circa 1900s
Located in London, GB
Dating to the 1900s, this Victorian dress ring features a centre ruby weighing 0.35 carat. It is a
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Antique 14ct Gold Victorian Oval Faceted Amethyst Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Antique Amethyst Ring 14ct Yellow & Rose Gold Tested Circa 1880 A fabulous, Victorian dress
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Antique Late 19th Century European Victorian Fashion Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Essex Crystal Yellow Gold Dog Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Victorian dress ring has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer
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Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Dome Rings

Materials

Crystal, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

1890s Victorian Agate and Yellow Gold Cameo Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique Victorian carved agate and 15k yellow gold cameo ring; part of our diverse
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Agate, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

1890s Antique Victorian Essex Crystal and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
plain ring shank. This antique Victorian dress ring has been independently tested using state of the
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Dome Rings

Materials

Crystal, Yellow Gold, 9k Gold

Victorian Diamond and Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 0.54 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold dress ring
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 1873 Paste and 15k Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
hallmark (anchor) and the date letter for 1873 (Y). This Victorian dress ring is supplied with an
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Cocktail Rings

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15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Coral & Pearl Dress Ring Size 5
Located in Stroud, GB
Beautiful and bold low profile Victorian cluster dress ring, featuring 12 seed pearls surrounding a
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Antique 1880s British Late Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Coral, Pearl, 9k Gold

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Snake Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive English antique Victorian 18 karat yellow gold snake ring; part
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 9ct Gold Victorian Garnet & Pearl Dress Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Antique Garnet & Pearl Dress Ring 9ct Gold Tested Circa 1850 A conversion from an early
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Fashion Rings

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 9k Gold

Antique 2.92 Carat Diamond and Sapphire Yellow Gold Marquise Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
stunning antique Victorian dress ring is fine quality set with a blue sapphire and very well color matched
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Ruby and 2.13 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
gold dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections. This stunning
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

1880s Antique Victorian 1.12 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Dress Ring Pin
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
plain hallmarked ring shank. The Victorian diamond ring is hallmarked to the interior of the shank with
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, 15k Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 3.71 Carat Garnet and 18k Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 3.71 carat garnet and 18 karat yellow gold dress ring; part of our
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Antique 1890s Band Rings

Materials

Garnet, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 3.84 Carat Garnet and 18k Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 3.84 carat garnet and 18 carat yellow gold dress ring; part
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Antique 1890s British Cocktail Rings

Materials

Garnet, Yellow Gold

Victorian 0.50 Carat Opal and 0.33 Carat Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
ring; part of our diverse collection of Victorian jewellery This fine and impressive antique opal ring
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Antique 1890s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Yellow Gold, Silver

Aquamarine & Diamond Victorian Baguette Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
set in a split style 18k Gold band, this Victorian style ring features an Aquamarine baguette cut
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Cocktail Rings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold

Sapphire Victorian 18k Gold Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
compliment the Sapphire with a Diane Freis maxi dress, Chanel ballet flats, and a Fendi handbag. Ring size
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Vintage 1980s Band Rings

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold

Victorian 2.33 Carat Aquamarine and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 2.33 carat aquamarine and 15 karat yellow gold marquise shaped dress ring
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 4.75 Carat Garnet and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 4.75 carat garnet and 15 karat yellow gold dress ring; part of our diverse
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Garnet, Yellow Gold

Victorian Style Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Victorian style sapphire ring has been crafted in 18k yellow gold. The feature antique style heart shaped
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20th Century British Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 2.35 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive antique Victorian 2.35 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold dress
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 1.35 Carat Chrysoberyl and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Chrysoberyl, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Natural Pearl and Diamond Earring, Ring, Brooch and Bangle Set
Located in Banbury, GB
Gold _________________________________________________ MEASUREMENTS ring size: M
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

9K White Gold Natural Opal Victorian Trilogy Ring Customizable
Located in Chesham, GB
beautiful Victorian Inspired design that looks elegant as an engagement, anniversary or dress ring! If you
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2010s British Victorian Three-Stone Rings

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Opal, 9k Gold, White Gold

Antique 2.05 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
, silver set dress ring; part of our diverse 1890s jewellery and estate jewelry collections. This stunning
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Antique 1890s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Silver

Victorian 1.78 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Five-Stone Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
hallmarked 18k yellow gold ring shank which is embellished with a subtle groove. This stunning dress ring is
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Antique 1890s Unknown Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Early Victorian 1.72 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
ring; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and impressive Victorian
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Antique 1860s Unknown Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Victorian 1.05Ct Oval Cut Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
gold five stone / dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This
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Antique 1890s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 8.61 Carat White Opal and 0.04 Carat Diamond 15K Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
gold and 15 karat white gold set dress ring; part of our diverse antique opal jewellery collections
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Opal, Diamond, White Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Emerald Cut Emerald and 1.78 Carat Diamond Marquise Ring Yellow Gold
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
shank. This antique dress ring has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton
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Antique 1840s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 2.65 Ct Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl and 1.18 Ct Diamond Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
karat yellow gold dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This
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Antique 1890s Band Rings

Materials

Chrysoberyl, Diamond, Yellow Gold

1900s Diamond and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.65 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold five stone dress ring
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Antique Early 1900s English Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

1870s Diamond and Yellow Gold Five Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 0.36 carat diamond and 18k yellow gold five stone dress
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Antique 1870s British Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Large Gold Locket Faced Ring with Hair Work, Engraved 1860
Located in Danvers, MA
Dating to 1860, this lovely Victorian hair work ring was likely once a sentimental or mourning
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Fashion Rings

Materials

Gold

1890s, Ruby and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
platinum set dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections. This fine and impressive ruby
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Late Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, 15k Gold, Platinum, Yellow Gold

Antique Ruby and 1.42 Carat Diamond Rose Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Rose Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

15 Karat Gold, Garnet, Green Paste and Seed Pearl Ring
Located in Brisbane City, QLD
A beautiful antique 15kt yellow gold, garnet, seed pearl and green paste dress ring. English in
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Garnet, Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold

Important 19th Century Royal Siam Diamond Cluster Ring Museum-Grade Thai
Located in London, GB
An outstandingly rare mid-19th century royal Siam diamond cluster ring, made by the royal
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Antique Mid-19th Century Thai Victorian Cluster Rings

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Diamond, 22k Gold

Natural Pearl Vintage Style Five Stone Ring in Solid 9K Yellow Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
The ring showcases five round natural white pearls set in a solid yellow gold band, contributing to
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Victorian Band Rings

Materials

Natural Pearl, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

1890s 1.28 Carat Sapphire 1.65 Carat Diamond Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
. Condition This stunning antique dress ring is fine quality set with a blue sapphire and very well color
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Antique 1890s Hungarian Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Antique 19th Century Old Mine Diamond Floral Cluster Cocktail Ring Silver Gold
Located in Lisbon, PT
can be removed. This dress ring features extremely fiery stones which are ready to sparkle day and
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Antique 1880s Unknown Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Diamond Stanhope Ring in Aluminum
Located in Southbury, CT
seen without a microscope. The Victorians, dressed as they were in multiple layers of social decorum
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Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Solitaire Rings

Materials

Diamond, Base Metal

1880s Diamond and Yellow Gold Five-Stone Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
ring; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impressive Victorian
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Antique 1880s English Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
dress ring; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impressive
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Antique 1890s Unknown Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1871 Antique Pearl and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
dress ring; part of our antique jewelry/estate jewelry collections. This fine antique dress ring has
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Antique 1870s English Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1890s Cabochon Cut Ruby and Opal Yellow Gold Trilogy Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
shank. This antique Victorian gemstone dress ring has been independently tested using state of the art
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Antique 1890s Unknown Victorian Three-Stone Rings

Materials

Ruby, Opal, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 4.20 Carat Amethyst and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
gold dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This stunning
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Antique 1890s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cushion Cut Diamond and Pear Cut Emerald Ring, circa 1880s
Located in London, GB
Dating to approximately 1880, this stunning Victorian ring has a beautiful old cut diamond in the
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Antique 1880s Unknown Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

1910s Antique Sapphire and 1.21 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Twist Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
seamlessly with the shank. This Victorian sapphire dress ring is hallmarked to the interior of the shank
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Vintage 1910s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Late Deco Fancy Yellow Diamond and Pearl Three-Stone Ring, circa 1940s
Located in London, GB
A truly unique ring, inspired by the Victorian era, but dating to the 1940s. It features a round
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Vintage 1940s Unknown Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

RARE VICTORIAN VULCANITE GRAPE CHOKER NECKLACE ca. 1860
Located in New York, NY
This piece is so special and so rare: it dates to the Victorian era, more specifically the 1860s
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Antique 1860s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Antique Victorian Agate, Carved Quartz, Diamond and Turquoise, 15ct Yellow Gold
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Victorian 1850s agate, carved quartz, 0.08 carat
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Agate, Diamond, Quartz, Turquoise, Yellow Gold

Opal Emerald & Diamond Victorian Style Palm Bracelet 8.70 Carats Total 18K Gold
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It’s one-of-a-kind piece to be worn on the palm of the hand. You dress it trough four fingers and
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Modern Bracelets

Materials

Black Opal, Opal, Emerald, White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold...

Opal Emerald & Diamond Victorian Style Palm Bracelet 8.70 Carats Total 18K Gold
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It’s one-of-a-kind piece to be worn on the palm of the hand. You dress it trough four fingers and
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Modern Bracelets

Materials

Opal, Black Opal, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yello...

Opal Emerald & Diamond Victorian Style Palm Bracelet 8.70 Carats Total 18K Gold
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It’s one-of-a-kind piece to be worn on the palm of the hand. You dress it trough four fingers and
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Modern Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Black Opal, Gold, 18k Gold, Yello...

Victorian 1837 Mughal Tutti Frutti Brooch In 17Kt Gold With Carved Gemstones
Located in Miami, FL
by the Mughals courts during the early Victorian era, circa 1830 or earlier. This unusual historical
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Antique 1820s British Early Victorian Brooches

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, ...

Comte D’Epinay De Briort Art Nouveau 18 Karat Gold Diamond Lady Pin Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
. The piece depicts a young lady with rose cut diamonds in her hair and dress. Signed with monogram
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Spectra Fine Jewelry Emerald Diamond Romantic Chandelier Earrings
By Spectra Fine Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
the late Victorian period in the late 1800s. Technically the chandelier or girandole (French, meaning
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21st Century and Contemporary American Drop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Victorian Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Double Heart Ring
Located in London, GB
A Victorian demantoid garnet and diamond double heart ring, each heart set with a demantoid garnet
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Garnet, Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver, Yellow Gold

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Victorian Dress Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate victorian dress ring for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, Yellow Gold and 18k Gold. You can easily find a 31 antique edition and 3 modern creations to choose from as well. If you’re looking for a victorian dress ring from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular accessory, there are many different carat weights to choose from, but .5 Carat and 1 Carat versions are of considerable interest. A victorian dress ring can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 24 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. See these pages for a mixed cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also oval cut cut and round cut cut versions available here, too. Finding a victorian dress ring for sale for women should be easy, but there are 11 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Victorian Dress Ring?

Prices for a victorian dress ring can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $1,284 and can go as high as $16,288, while this accessory, on average, fetches $3,058.

Finding the Right Rings for You

Antique and vintage rings have long held a special place in the hearts of fine jewelry lovers all over the world.

No matter their origin or specific characteristics, rings are timeless, versatile accessories. They’ve carried deep meaning since at least the Middle Ages, when diamond rings symbolized strength and other kinds of rings were worn to signify romantic feelings or to denote an affiliation with a religious order. Rings have also forever been emblematic of eternity.

Over time, rings have frequently taken the form of serpents, which have long been associated with eternal life, health and renewal. Italian luxury jewelry house Bulgari has become famous for its widely loved Serpenti motif, for example, and its Serpenti ring, like the other accessories in the collection, began as an homage to jewelry of the Roman and Hellenistic eras. The serpent is now a popular motif in fine jewelry. Jewelry devotees have long pined for rings adorned with reptiles, thanks to antique Victorian rings — well, specifically, Queen Victoria’s illustrious engagement ring, which took the form of a gold snake set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald (her birthstone). Designs for Victorian-era engagement rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal.

Engagement rings, which are reliably intimidating to shop for, are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment. On 1stDibs, a range of buying guides can be found for those in the market for antique engagement ringsvintage engagement rings or Art Deco engagement rings

The most collectible antique engagement rings and vintage engagement rings are those from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. Named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who in succession ruled England starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign), antique Georgian rings, be they engagement rings or otherwise, are also coveted by collectors. Pearls, along with colored gemstones like garnets, rubies and sapphires, were widely used in Georgian jewelry. The late-1700s paste jewelry was a predecessor to what we now call fashion or costume jewelry

The Art Nouveau movement (1880–1910) brought with it rings inspired by the natural world. Antique Art Nouveau rings might feature depictions of winged insects and fauna as well as women, who were simultaneously eroticized and romanticized, frequently with long flowing hair. Art Deco jewelry, on the other hand, which originated during the 1920s and ’30s, is by and large “white jewelry.” White metals, primarily platinum, were favored over yellow gold in the design of antique Art Deco rings and other accessories as well as geometric motifs, with women drawn to the era’s dazzling cocktail rings in particular.

Whether you’re hunting down a chunky classic for a Prohibition-themed cocktail party or seeking a clean contemporary design to complement your casual ensemble, find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage rings on 1stDibs.

Questions About Victorian Dress Ring
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Victorian rings are usually made with fine metals and feature impressive gemstones in ornate settings. The style of Victorian jewelry was defined during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 to 1901). Early Victorian rings were large, brightly colored, and boldly designed, with gemstones such as bloodstones, chalcedonies, garnets, moss agate, rubies, smoky quartz and topazes. During the mid-Victorian period, the designs were more sophisticated, using gemstones such as opals, crystals, emeralds, diamonds, pearls, black glass, jet, and rubies. In the late-Victorian period, platinum became widely used in the jewelry of the era and replaced gold and silver settings for the first time. Find a collection of antique and vintage Victorian rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A dress ring is any ring that is not a wedding or an engagement ring. They can add charm to any formal or semi-formal outfit. Dress rings can be made of gold, silver, and more and can be studded with precious or semi-precious stones for added visual flair. Shop a collection of vintage and modern dress rings from some of the world’s top jewelers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Victorian dresses consist of two parts, the bodice and the skirt. What makes Victorian dresses special and distinctive is the ample back of the skirt which is supported by a bustle. The bustle is not a part of the dress; it is an undergarment that’s similar to a half slip with enough support to lift the heavy fabrics of a Victorian skirt. Shop a collection of vintage clothing from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Yes, many Victorians gave engagement rings to their fiancées. In fact, the tradition of giving engagement rings became more popular during the Victorian era due to the effects of the Industrial Revolution. The economic growth of the time led to the creation of a middle class that had the ability to save up for special purchases. At the same time, gemstones mined in South Africa began arriving in England, increasing the supply of precious stones and making prices more affordable. Explore an assortment of antique Victorian engagement rings on 1stDibs.