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Antique French Victorian 18ct Yellow Gold ‘Je Plains et je Pardonne’ Ring Circa 1840-1860

Sale price$1,163.00 USD

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Dating to the early to mid Victorian era this rare little ring is, perhaps, one of the most symbolic and unusual examples of its kind we’ve had the pleasure of acquiring.

Designed as a ‘knot’ ring which in this case most likely for the passing of a loved one and representing the intricate connections between the physical and spiritual worlds and the intertwined nature of our existences.

French in manufacture and hallmarked with the eagles head for 18ct to the outside of the band, and a ‘Bigorne’ hallmark (see below) to the inside.
Lush and rich 18ct with an enamel devotional ‘Je Plains et je Pardonne’ - translating to ‘I Pity And Forgive’.

Rare, symbolic and quite wonderful,  a true serious collectors piece of jewellery.


Knot - approximately 8mm
Band 3mm

3.0 Grams

French Eagles Head for 18ct
Bigorne hallmark - see below for further information

M 1/2 or 16.9mm diameter 6 1/2
Cannot be resized

Very very good antique condition.  No thinning to shank.  Enamel is in very good condition with only minimal losses seen under loupe magnification.  Devotional crisp and clear.

Please note boxes are for display only unless otherwise stated.