Antique Victorian 18ct Rose Gold And Diamond Opening “FRED” Buckle Ring - Chester 1892

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Superb and rare Victorian ‘buckle’ ring with a hidden surprise!
Crafted from rich 18ct rose gold with yellow gold hues, and designed as a hinged buckle ring opening to reveal the name ‘FRED’ inside.

Set with an old mine cut diamond to the face of the buckle, bed claw set, to a gypsy star motif.

Wide at a lovely 8.4mm, low rise and silky smooth o the finger, this beauty is a pleasure to wear.

Fully hallmarked for manufacture in Chester in 1892.  Sadly the makers marks are indistinct, however the other hallmarks are crisp and clear.

Does the name ‘FRED’ have meaning to you? A loved one or perhaps a special fur baby?  This rare ring could suit many tastes!

1 @ approximately  2.76mm or 0.08ct

8.4mm Wide at widest point of buckle
Shank 5mm
Rise 2.5mm

3.78 Grams

Makers marks faded
‘Crown’ / Chester symbol / 18 / ‘I’ for 1892

P 1/2 or 18.1mm diameter US 8
Could be resized with care

Very very good antique condition.  Hinge section opens and closes very securely.  Diamond has no chip and is bright, white and lively.  Minor marks to gold, insignificant.  Stunning ring.


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