"Symbolising eternal love, continuity and fidelity the Ivy plant was popular throughout the 19th and early 20th century as a motif for these enduringly popular wedding bands.
‘I cling to thee’ was the powerful and sentimental philosophy behind the use of the Ivy leaf, and in fact wreaths of ivy leaves were used to crown the heads of a couple on their wedding day".
Hand crafted in 1904 from lush bright 18ct yellow gold with fine engraving featuring roses (love) and ivy (eternal love, fidelity).
Buckle rings combined with these sentimental foliate patterns were typically favoured as wedding bands as buckles have a strong and enduring symbolism of ‘binding love and unbreakable loyalty’.
Hallmarked so clearly with makers mark “ST” (we can’t attribute unfortunately), the ‘Crown’ standard mark, 18, Birmingham and ‘e’ for 1904.
One of those rare rings that veritably ‘melt’ on to the finger, beautifully crafted and would make an excellent sustainable alternative for a current day wedding or eternity band.
1cm at widest point of buckle
7.5mm thereafter for full circumference
’ST’ Makers mark
‘Anchor’ for Birmingham
‘e’ for 1904
Measure as size O on mandrel
However fits more as an M/N due to width
Not resizable without disrupting pattern
Very good antique condition. Hallmarks crisp and clear, no thinning to gold. Very very slight fading to pattern on verso.
Please note boxes are for display
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