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17th century Stuart crystal ring with love token and gold cypher

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A beautiful 17th century Stuart crystal ring created in gold. The head of the ring has been closed-back set with a sparkling, oval-faceted Stuart crystal, with multiple cuts to the girdle.

The verso of the setting has a sun-rayed or basket back, and the ribbing is well defined.

The mounting’s shaped bezel holds the crystal over a silver foil, on top of which there is a love token of woven chestnut-color hair, and gold cyphers within a gold border, have been placed over the love token; this is all visible between the foil and the crystal.

The rayed verso joins the simple gold band at the shoulders.

The ring is very lovely, currently size 8 – 8-1/2. 

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Inventory #25648

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