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Gold finger-ring with traces of black enamel: 17th century. Finger-ring, gold with traces of black enamel, the bezel set with seven mirror-backed facetted glass pastes. These so-called 'Vauxhall pastes' were flat-backed glass paste gems whose facetted surface was reflected in the mirrored back giving an illusion of great depth. Though there are many surviving dated examples of these settings from the late-18th century, such an early piece is a great rarity.

gold with traces of black enamel has seven mirror-backed facetted glass pastes. these 'vauxhall pastes' were flat-backed glass paste gems whose facetted surface was reflected in the mirrored back giving an illusion of depth.

Posy ring with pictogram inscription, ‘Two hands, one heart, Till death us part.’ Made in England in the 17th century. British Museum, London.

Posy ring w/pictogram inscription, ‘Two hands, one heart, Till death us part.’ Made in England in the century - British Museum - Gold posy ring with pictogram inscription and maker's mark. Remains of red and white enamel in inscription.

Gold and diamond finger ring: 16th - 17th century © Museum of London

Gold finger ring set with a large table-cut diamond in enamelled gold setting, the white champleve enamel is decorated with black enamel flowers and leaves on the outer surface of the hoop and underside of the bezel. Part of the Cheapside Hoard.

This ring is from Marie Antoinette to her daughter Sophie. It translates, (roughly) "To my dearest Sophie, forever, my dearest one. Forever."

French Ring for a Special Love

Lovely old ring circa 1790 from France. Under the crystal of this French love token is written "For my Sophie, you are always my little darling" Rooney Robison Antiques. I'm in love with this ring.

For the Outdoor Queen an amazing funky and natural ring. $1,548

Todd Pownell: Wavy Eternity Band, In gold with inverted diamonds. May be custom ordered. Available with black or white diamonds

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