Exquisite Victorian 9ct, 9k, 375 Gold Engraved Promise, fidelity ring. Circa 1880
A pretty, antique promise or fidelity ring featuring a slightly raised section, hand engraved with a foliate design mounted on a plain gold shank. The ring is pale yellow gold.
Hallmarked: 9, 375 (denotes 9ct gold), Anchor (Birmingham Assay Office) together with makers initials W.R
The width of the ring is 6.8mm and tapers down to a 3.8mm shank.
A promise ring is a ring given from one person to another in a romantic relationship to signify their fidelity and commitment, often (but not always) preceding an engagement.
RING SIZE: UK: L USA: 5.75
WEIGHT: 2.8 grams
HALLMARKS: As above
CONDITION: Good condition – though there is evidence of resizing (the date letter is missing)
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)