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Victorian Gold Snake Ring
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1890s, 18k. Victorian symbols of friendship and trustworthiness, these snake rings were popular as gifts. Featuring meticulous construction with a sleek design accented by a .3...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Fashion Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

.45 Carat Old European Diamond Victorian Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1900 Victorian diamond engagement ring. .45ct Old European cut center diamond in a 18k yellow gold open work setting. 1 Old European .45 F-G VS2 EGL Certificate 400147244D Size: 6....
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Early 20th Century Victorian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Gold Monogram Ring, Antique 14k Gold Mermaid Signet Ring 1800s
Located in Rottedam, NL
A rare antique gold signet ring with a JVR RVJ monogram. This solid 14k yellow gold monogram ring dates back to the late 1800's and fully hallmarked with Dutch gold purity stamps for...
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Antique Mid-19th Century High Victorian Signet Rings

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

5 Carat Citrine and Diamond Victorian Gold Cocktail Ring Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful! Antique Victorian Citrine Cocktail Ring, centering a securely set oval Citrine, weighing approx. 5 Carat, surrounded by Diamonds, approx. 0.62tcw and accented by black en...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Citrine, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Gold Cocktail 1.75 Carat Ring Natural Old European Diamond, circa 1910
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian Gold Cocktail Ring Natural Old European Diamond. Circa 1910. This ring is set with 19 natural Old European Diamonds weighing approximately 1.75 Carats, F-G in color and VS...
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Vintage 1910s Victorian Band Rings

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Diamond, Gold

Victorian 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The fluid scroll font which reads 'FH' is finely engraved onto the main shield panel of this ring and on the underside is the letters 'NH'. The chunky shoulders have scalloped detail...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Signet Rings

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Gold

Victorian Yellow Gold Masonic Ring
Located in MELBOURNE, VIC
Victorian 15 Carat Yellow Gold Masonic Ring Square and Compasses carved on Oval Sardonyx and Gold Square and Compasses on the shoulders. Oval stone dimensions: 11.5mm x 9.6mm . Ring ...
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Vintage 1910s Victorian Signet Rings

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Yellow Gold, 15k Gold

Victorian Yellow Gold Cameo Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This ring has so many faces! Seven faces in total, this ring is fascinating and unusual. Each face is a different colour and holds a different face and expression which are all set i...
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Antique 1880s Victorian More Rings

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Yellow Gold

Victorian Antique Garnet Gold Ring
Located in Wallkill, NY
Lovely gold inlay Spray set in a Garnet. Ring is a 6.5" can be sized by us or a experienced Jeweler. measures .87" Top to bottom x .65" wide. This is out of a massive collection of H...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian More Rings

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Garnet, Gold, 14k Gold

Victorian Pearl Diamond Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
This charming Antique Victorian old cut diamond and pearl ring from ca. 1870 is gorgeous was beautifully hand-crafted in silver topped gold which was customary in this period. Three ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Victorian 18 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The fluid scroll font which reads 'GW' is finely engraved onto the main shield panel of this ring. The chunky shoulders have ribbed detail and carry on down into a plain band modelle...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Signet Rings

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Gold

Victorian 18 Carat Gold Cameo Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The carved gentleman is set in simple claws and this is perched upon an 18carat gold shank. Ring Size: Q or 8 1/4 Panel Dimensions: 18x15mm Weight: 3.27g
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Antique 1880s Victorian More Rings

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Gold, Platinum

Victorian 14 Karat Gold Buckle Ring
Located in Wallkill, NY
A fantastic 14K Gold antique ring in the form of a buckle. There is a lovely engraved scroll design on the Band. It is .25 in wide. It is a size 7.5 and can be sized by us or your je...
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Antique 1850s Victorian Band Rings

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14k Gold, Gold

Victorian Gold in Quartz Statement Ring
Located in Narberth, PA
Gold-in-quartz was formed while the earth was still in its molten state. During the cooling and solidification process, veins of gold became trapped with the crystals of quartz in th...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Quartz, 18k Gold

Victorian Gold and Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
A Victorian 18 karat gold and diamond ring. The navette ring is composed of 15 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.75 carats, prong set, forming a marquis...
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Antique 1880s Late Victorian Cluster Rings

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Diamond

Victorian Baroque 14K Gold Dome Ring
Located in Rotterdam, NL
A baroque-style 14 karat yellow gold Victorian fantasy ring. The ring features an embossed design with small blocks. The rosette-shaped ring has nine gold faceted caps set within a s...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Dome Rings

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14k Gold

Gothic "S" Onyx Gold Initial Ring Victorian
Located in Wallkill, NY
Early Initial ring S 10K Gold. Onyx base. The Ring is a size 9 it can be size by your jeweler or us. This is out of a massive collection of Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, Southwestern, sterling...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Signet Rings

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Onyx, Gold, 10k Gold, Rose Gold

Mid Victorian Gold and Hardstone Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1880 14k Yellow Gold Ring, set with a Sardonyx 2 Color Hard stone, the top of the ring measures 3/4 X 1/2 inch. Finger size 7 1/2.
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Antique 1890s Victorian Signet Rings

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Agate, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian Gold and Diamond Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
On a 14 Kt band with raised engraving of flowers and swirls, a .30 old European diamond is raised in a flower setting that is the focus of this ring. The borders are raised and uneng...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Band Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Victorian ring intaglio Demeter, Antique gold ring glass intaglio
Located in PARIS, FR
Victorian ring intaglio Demeter in 9k rose gold and vermeil. The vermeil bezel is decorated with an intaglio on brown glass, representing the goddess of agriculture Demeter. She wear...
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Antique 1880s Victorian More Rings

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Gold

Victorian Diamond Gold Ring, Earrings Interchangeable
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Lovely Victorian diamond and 18 karat (tested) yellow gold bypass style ring. The diamonds weigh approximately 1-carat each, they are of K color VS2-SI1 clarity. The diamonds can be ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian More Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Amethyst Ring in Rose Gold
Located in Southbury, CT
This gorgeous 14K rose gold and amethyst ring was handmade near the turn of the previous century (circa 1900). It features carved shoulders and a pair of leaves applied on each side...
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Solitaire Rings

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Amethyst, 14k Gold

Victorian Diamond Navette Ring 18k Gold
Located in MIAMI, FL
Elegant and classic design seen on this Victorian diamond navette ring. The ring is set with old mine cut diamonds in a cluster formation. All diamonds in the design graduate in size...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Cluster Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Victorian Gold Heart and Key Flower Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Fifteen tiny flowers suspend two chains, one holding a heart charm and the other a key. The charms sit atop of your finger proclaiming promised affection. Each flower rises from a go...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Band Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Black Enamel 9 Carat Gold Mourning Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
A very fine Victorian black enamel mourning ring. The ring holds a lock of hair within a glazed panel. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1866. Ring Size: M 1/2 or 6 1/2 Glazed panel Dimen...
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Antique 1860s Victorian More Rings

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Gold, Enamel

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 of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections This exceptional,...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Engagement Rings

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Pearl Ruby Gold Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The central collet-set oval cut ruby flanked to either sides by two other rubies, with pearls between, the shoulders each set with two further larger pearls, mounted in yellow gold....
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Antique 1890s Victorian Three-Stone Rings

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Natural Pearl, Ruby, Pearl, 9k Gold, Gold

Victorian Three Stone Tourmaline-Set Gold Ring
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1880s, 14k, American. This gorgeous 19th-century ring features three lush deep green tourmalines in an intricately scrolled setting. Authentic Victorian-style dazzles dressed u...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Fashion Rings

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Tourmaline, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Snake Garnet Ring, Antique French Engagement Gold Ring
Located in PARIS, FR
Victorian snake garnet ring in 18k yellow gold. This ring takes the form of a snake winding twice around the finger. The head of the snake is decorated with a round red garnet and de...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Engagement Rings

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Garnet, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Carnelian and 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The deep red carnelian is complimented perfectly by the 9ct yellow gold in this signet ring. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1893. Ring Size: P or 7 3/4 Stone Dimensions: 12x10mm We...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Signet Rings

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Carnelian, Gold

Early Victorian Gold Diamond and Turquoise Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1840s 14K Yellow Gold Ring, the top of the ring measures 3/4 inch across and is set with Old Rose Cut Diamonds totaling approximately .40 Carat and centrally set with an oval T...
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Antique 1840s Victorian More Rings

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Diamond, Turquoise, Gold

14K Gold & Diamond Turquoise Ring Victorian
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning Petite Victorian Gold Turquoise and Mine Cut diamonds. Ring can be sized by us or your jeweler. It measures .72mm x .41mm. Please check our storefront for hundreds of items ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian More Rings

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Diamond, Turquoise, 14k Gold

Victorian Agate and 14 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This cool agate stone has almost a leopard print look to it! The stone is clear except from two golden stripes that creep in. The 14ct gold shoulders are ornate and suit the long sto...
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Antique 1890s Victorian More Rings

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Agate, Gold

Victorian Ruby and Pearl 9 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This sweet ring holds a total of approx 12pts of rubies. There also pearls set into the ring. The 9carat gold is beautifully crafted with lovely detail. Ring Size: Q or 8 Band Wid...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Band Rings

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Pearl, Ruby, Gold

Victorian Diamond and 9 Carat Gold Snake Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The stunning snake design of this ring is fantastic and has so much detail. It coils around the finger with a textured tail and diamond set eyes. The diamonds measure approx 5pts eac...
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Antique 1880s Victorian More Rings

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Diamond, Gold

Victorian 18k with Gold & Diamond Ring Size 5 3/4
Located in Montreal, QC
Victorian 18k with gold filigree and solitaire European cut diamond, size 5 3/4. The diamond measures 5.1mm, over .50ct good clean stone, clarity:V-S H-I color. 18kt mark inside. In ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Shell Cameo Yellow Gold Victorian Gentleman's Ring
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
A fine depiction is carved into this gentleman's antique ring. One can see the fantastic detail in this carving, such as the "centaur" on this soldier's helmet. Handmade circa 1850, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian More Rings

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Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Opal Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1900 A late Victorian era 14K gold ring features a cabochon cut reddish-greenish-brownish natural opal and a crescent motif diamond design. The diamonds are set in silver over...
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Early 20th Century Victorian More Rings

Victorian Carved Scarab Emerald Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Narberth, PA
During the 19th century the discoveries of ancient archaeological finds influenced and brought on what is referred to as “archaeological revival jewelry”. The initial Egyptian Reviva...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Cluster Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Victorian 15K Gold Sardonyx Seed Pearls Ring
Located in Rotterdam, NL
This Victorian 15k yellow gold 'forget me not' ring was made late 19th century, in 1871. The ring features a blue sardonyx stone in the center which is intricately carved into a flow...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Fashion Rings

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Pearl, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Yellow Gold Signet Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The ring is made out of 14 karat yellow gold, featuring plain front and floral motif on the sides. Total weight is 20.0 grams. Measurements: 1- 1/16" x 1/2". Ring...
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Antique Early 1900s Signet Rings

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Black Opal Ring Rose Gold Antique
Located in New York, NY
An Antique Victorian Black Opal Ring in a gorgeous engraved multi dimensional setting in 10 Karat Rose Gold. What a wonderful jewel! The unusual Victorian ring has a stunning arche...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Opal, Black Opal, Gold, 10k Gold, Rose Gold

Victorian Ruby Pearl Flower Ring Gold Antique
Located in New York, NY
This is a wonderful romantic antique Victorian ring with three lovely flowers with Ruby centers and Pearl petal surrounds. I love the motif of the three flowers. The flowers are ce...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Japanese Gold and Silver Shakudo Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
A puppy is wrapped in a golden sash on the back of a kneeling woman on this Shakudo ring c. 1870. It appears that the woman is uncovering a bone from the earth. The sash swirls throu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Fashion Rings

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Gold, Silver, Shakudo

Antique Victorian Turquoise Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Made in St. Petersburg between 1882 and 1899 A heavy antique 14K gold ring is centered with an oval cabochon cut turquoise (approximately 3 cts) of an excellent color surrounded by o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Cluster Rings

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Turquoise

Emerald Snake Ring Gold Victorian Style Cocktail Ring Adjustable J Dauphin
By J DAUPHIN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Emerald Snake Ring Gold Victorian Style Cocktail Ring Adjustable J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Gypsy Wisdom" Made in Gold with Emerald eyes The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and ...
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2010s Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Emerald, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

White Diamond Gold Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin
By J DAUPHIN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
White Diamond Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Gypsy Wisdom" Made in 14 K Gold with White Diamond Marquis on the head and White Diamond eyes The serpen...
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2010s Victorian Cocktail Rings

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White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Essex Crystal Victorian Gold Navy Flag Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
With a domed round rock crystal reverse intaglio painted to depict three colors Navy flag To a rose-cut diamond frame mounted in silver and 18Kt Gold. Weight: 9.8 gr English, 1890...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Cluster Rings

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, 18k Gold, Gold

Mid Victorian Buckle Form Gold Mourning Memorial Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1850s Yellow Gold Buckle Form Mourning, Memorial Ring, measuring 3/16 inch wide with the center set with woven hair. Finger size 10, amazing, excellent condition considering ...
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Antique 1850s Victorian Band Rings

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Gold

Emerald Snake Ring Gold Victorian Style Cocktail Ring Adjustable J Dauphin
By J DAUPHIN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Emerald Snake Ring Gold Victorian Style Cocktail Ring Adjustable J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Gypsy Wisdom" Made in Gold with Emerald eyes The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and ...
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2010s Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Emerald, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 10K Gold Large Coral Ring
Located in Wallkill, NY
A Spectacular 10 Karat Gold Coral Ring. Makes a statement, this is a large Ring. Stunning Early Craftsmanship. If you have an appreciation for fine early Jewelry take a good look at...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Coral, Yellow Gold

Victorian Amethyst and Opal 15K Gold Ring
Located in Rotterdam, NL
This Victorian 15k yellow gold ring was made in mid 1900s, in 1865. In the center a beautiful translucent pinkish amethyst is set. The amethyst is surrounded by six luminous opals, t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Fashion Rings

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Amethyst, Opal, 15k Gold

Opal Gold Ring Silver Prong Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin
By J DAUPHIN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
3 Opal Band 14k Gold Ring Silver Prong Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "The lovers" Silver Prongs holding opals on a 14K Gold band This piece is inspired by anti...
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2010s Victorian Band Rings

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Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Victorian Antique French Wedding Ring, Antique Ring 18k Hollow Gold
Located in PARIS, FR
Victorian antique French wedding ring in 18 karat yellow and rose gold. The ring has three facets: the sides are decorated with cartouches with white enamelled flowers surrounded by ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Wedding Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

White Diamond Gold Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin
By J DAUPHIN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
White Diamond Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Gypsy Wisdom" Made in 14 K Gold with White Diamond Marquis on the head and White Diamond eyes The serpen...
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2010s Victorian Cocktail Rings

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White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Bloodstone and Yellow Gold Signet Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive bloodstone and 18 karat yellow gold signet ring; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections This fine and impressive an...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Signet Rings

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Yellow Gold

Victorian Amethyst Ring
Located in New York, NY
Victorian ring in yellow gold and silver showcasing an oval cut amethyst. Made in Italy, mid 19th century.
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Antique 1870s Victorian Cocktail Rings

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Amethyst, 14k Gold, Silver

Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
This is a wonderful Victorian Era, old mine cut diamond ring. The center diamond is estimated to be 1.85cts, J-K color, SI1 clarity. The center is surrounded by 11 smaller old mine...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Gold Snake Ring Cocktail Ring Victorian Style Sapphire Ruby J Dauphin
By J DAUPHIN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Green Sapphire Ruby Gold Snake Cocktail Ring Victorian Style J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "True love turtle dove" Made in 14k Gold Fashion jewelry inspired by the Victorian age. Hand Made ...
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2010s Victorian Fashion Rings

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Sapphire, Ruby, Green Sapphire, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Fox Ring Antique Victorian Edwardian Gold, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
An Antique Victorian - Edwardian Ring with a gorgeous Fox head in 9 Karat Gold. A very rare and wonderful antique animal fox ring. The delightful Fox dates to circa 1860-1910. Ani...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian More Rings

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Gold, 9k Gold

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Victorian Gold J Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate victorian gold j ring for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect victorian gold j ring among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular piece, .5 Carat and 1 Carat are consistently popular carat weights. A victorian gold j ring from J DAUPHIN, Roshe Jewels and DGI — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. While most can agree that any victorian gold j ring from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 4347 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. An old mine cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also old european cut and round cut versions for sale. Finding a victorian gold j ring for sale for women should be easy, but there are 2466 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Victorian Gold J Ring?

On average, a victorian gold j ring at 1stDibs sells for $2,350, while they’re typically $95 on the low end and $330,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

A Close Look at Victorian Jewelry

The reign of Queen Victoria encapsulates a quickly evolving period of history — and jewelry styles were no exception. No single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry attributed to it than the Victorian era. Today, there is a vast collection of authentic Victorian jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.

Victorian jewelry is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, making her the second longest-ruling monarch. (She was surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.) During this time, different styles of fashion and jewelry came and went. Thanks to our fascination with royalty and swoon-worthy melodramas like Netflix’s The Crown — which is rife with evocative fashion, jewelry and interiors — and the 2017 feature film Victoria & Abdul, we are all familiar with her story. After the death of Victoria’s father and three childless uncles, she ascended to the throne at age 18. In 1840, Queen Victoria married the love of her life, her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria loved serpentine jewels, and she had even more power to shape trends than Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle do today. The British monarch’s best-known piece in this mold is the gold coiled-snake engagement ring she received from Prince Albert — the sinuous reptile was considered a symbol of everlasting love.

The Queen's 63-year reign has been divided by historians into the Romantic period, the early happy years, circa 1837–60; the Grand period, marked by the deaths of the Queen’s mother and husband, circa 1860–80; and the late Victorian or Aesthetic period, which lasted from about 1880 until 1901 and ushered in the Belle Epoque. Queen Victoria wore her heart on her sleeve, and her fashion and jewelry reflected her emotions.

Romantic period jewelry, which featured common decorative motifs and was embellished with seed pearls, coral and turquoise, was a celebration of the young monarch’s love. Everything changed with the death of Prince Albert, and the Grand period is is most often associated with mourning jewelry. Jewelry was smaller, lighter and more dainty during the late Victorian period. During this era, diamonds came into fashion, and semiprecious gems such as amethysts and opals became prevalent, too. Using gemstones for their natural beauty and not their worth was something that jewelers of the era felt passionate about, and this ideology would really become relevant in Art Nouveau jewelry.

On 1stDibs, explore the most extraordinary original Victorian jewelry — from rings, necklaces and brooches to a range of other accessories. 

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 Bvlgari 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. The most collectible 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.