The Victorian Solitaire Diamond Ring

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The Victorian Solitaire Diamond Ring

3,400.00

Metal: 18k & 20K Yellow Gold

Stone: Warm Diamond (est .40ctw/ M / SI2)

Size: 7.25

Era: 1830

*This Ring Can Be Resized

What You Should Know: Shank is completely hand fabricated. Diamond is warm-facing and gives off a soft yellow glow.  

The early years of Queen Victoria’s reign were deemed The Romantic Period, a dedication to the youthfulness of the new monarch and her infectious happiness. She was a newly wed, seemingly deeply in love, and it was generally a joyful time for the middle and upper classes. There was a certain nostalgia for the Middle Ages as well, with themes like florals, grapes, branches, and other natural elements in the forefront of the arts.  

One of the most popularized of these natural motifs that Queen Victoria was a devoted fan of was the serpent. Not only was her engagement ring from Albert an emerald decorated snake ring, but she wore a serpent bracelet to her first council meeting. The snake represented love, eternity, and wisdom- a befitting symbol for such an important time.

Snake jewelry was at a peak during the 1840’s, and the subdued serpent-like hand-forged shoulders on this antique piece are a quiet nod to the trend. A warm facing rose cut diamond is set in smoothed yellow gold, and reflects the light beautifully. This Romantic Period ring immediately draws visions of young courtship and pleasantries, early Victorian values for the modern lady. 

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