Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

Stuart crystal ring in gold and silver, with Charles II’s twined CC’s

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A 17th century Stuart crystal, commemorative of Charles II, who reigned from 1660 - 1685.

This Stuart crystal ring is in remarkable condition, and was created in both silver and gold.

The head of the ring has been closed-back set with a sparkling, lovely octagonal, almost ‘Asscher- cut’, type of faceted Stuart crystal, with two cuts to the girdle.

The crystal is in a rub-over collet setting in silver over a rosy foil, fine gilded embossed initials with gadrooned rope border cut directly in the crystal which appear as entwined C’s, the monogram of Charles II, all visible between the foil and the crystal.

The double ribbed gold shank is solid-joined across the back and fans out where it joins the crystal.

It is currently approximately a size 6.

You will be wearing history on your hand.

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Inventory #25965

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Stuart crystal jewelry was first introduced as commemorative of Charles I of England who died in 1649. These crystals continued to be worn by Stuart supporters through to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, the last Stuart monarch. This type of crystal work was created in England during the 1600’s as wonderful Stuart memento mori pieces; English, 17th century. Charles II, born May 29, 1630 – died February 6, 1685, reigned from the Restoration until his death.

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