Antique Love Knot Shamrock Ring, Victorian 15k Yellow Gold Heart Rose Cut Diamond Ruby Sapphire Bohemian Jewelry Alternative Engagement Ring
Antique Love Knot Shamrock Ring, Victorian 15k Yellow Gold Heart Rose Cut Diamond Ruby Sapphire Bohemian Jewelry Alternative Engagement Ring
Antique Love Knot Shamrock Ring, Victorian 15k Yellow Gold Heart Rose Cut Diamond Ruby Sapphire Bohemian Jewelry Alternative Engagement Ring
Antique Love Knot Shamrock Ring, Victorian 15k Yellow Gold Heart Rose Cut Diamond Ruby Sapphire Bohemian Jewelry Alternative Engagement Ring

Antique Love Knot Shamrock Ring, Victorian 15k Yellow Gold Heart Rose Cut Diamond Ruby Sapphire Bohemian Jewelry Alternative Engagement Ring

Regular price
$300.00
Sale price
$300.00

Repurposed from an antique English Victorian stick pin this delicate ring features a 15k yellow gold love knot in the shape of a heart with a miniature shamrock in the center. Each leaf bears a different gemstone: sapphire, rose cut diamond and ruby. It's a lovely combination of both sentimental and scriptual symbolism underlined by the message of the gems: diamonds for fidelity, ruby for passion, and sapphire for truth. The shamrock, considered the unofficial symbol of Ireland since roughly the 18th century, was used by St. Patrick as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity, each leaf cooresponding to the theological virtues of faith, love and hope. It was a very popular motif in the Victorian era as well used as a metaphysical reference to luck, vitality and prosperity. This particular ring would be wonderful for an Irish bride, worn as a midi or right hand ring, but could make a lovely understated promise or alternative engagement ring as well. Measuring a hair under 3/8" north to south and east to west mounted to its original 1.07 mm pin stem as the band which retains the remnants of the original hallmark. Currently size 5 scant which is just shy if a full 5 and should fit most size 5 fingers as the band is slim. Fully resizable as needed. Please convo me for details before purchase if you are interested in our sizing service. In excellent condition with a slight antique patina speaking to its dignified age. Not marked for gold content but acid tests to 15k. ****************************************************************************** The stick pin once held a proud place in the jewel boxes of men and women from the mid 18th through the first quarter of the 20th century. Placed in cravats ( neck ties of the time) or gracefully accenting a frilled neckline they were often masterpieces of miniature artistry. Animals, flowers, mythological creatures, enamelwork, mixed metals, gemstones- there isn't a motif or a jeweler's method that wasn't employed in their manufacture. Today some still collect them but for the most part they're overlooked so we've recycled a collection of them into rings, and wonderful rings they make. Consider wearing them in layers, as post modern engagement rings, for everyday use or special occasion. They are sort of magical worn together, but hold their own individually and the smaller sizes work beautifully as first knuckle or pinkie rings. For more repurposed stick pin rings and other finger confections: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939721&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1 We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy Please read my terms and conditions before purchasing. USA - USPS Priority with tracking and insurance 2-3 business days Canada - FEDEX with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS international first class with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location