Ring mountings antique dating
Circa 1800-1820, the the two larger diamonds are set in pinched collet rims.
View View #V34571 GEORGIAN or VICTORIAN high domed rock crystal cabochon ring with reverse carved and painted robin bird on a branch with oak leaves.
The diamond is 3.3 to 3.6 mm, difficult to measure in this setting.
The color is a foil backed light brown and it has a tiny broken edge visible only under magnification.
It is always fun when a ring is inscribed with a date, taking the guess work out of circa dating.
Although jewelry is sometimes seen with a much later inscription, that is not the norm.
View View View View #V25015 VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow gold "I Cling to Thee" ring with a cross motif in diamonds, hallmarked Chester England 1884 and maker marked "BHJ", weighs about .13ozs.
A beautiful sentiment on a beautiful and unusual ring.
View View View View View #V33339 VICTORIAN 10-14k Tassie cameo portrait of "Mad" King George II, (1738-1820), size 5 and 3/4" by 5/8" along the finger.
This is reflective and seems to almost glow from inside the dome.
View View View View View #V37432 GEORGIAN 15 carat ring with hair underneath crystal, initials "AC" made of tiny pearls and woven hair under the crystal front, which is surrounded by seed pearls, and engraved on the back "Alice Coleman, obt 10 Jan'y 1795, at 39", size 9-3/4, 3/4" across front.
Stones in the rings could also be set in a silver head with a karat gold band and rose cut diamonds, all typical of this time period.
Hair and memorial rings were worn by both men and women.