Era - Antique c1818
Materials - 18k Gold & Old Mine Cut Diamond (.25ct)
Size - 6.5
Width - 9.25mm
In Victorian society, nearly everything worth discussing was deemed too coarse for polite conversation—and rudeness was a damnable offense. Still, the people of Victorian times felt desire, love, and grief with depth and intensity. Repressed from verbalizing particular sentiments, they utilized symbolism to communicate the more ardent of their feelings. Jewelry was more than simple adornment: longing, devotion, passion, and bereavement—all were encoded in the pieces a person wore in plain sight.
This Birmingham Gold Diamond Buckle Band may have been first exchanged as a token of eternal fidelity between two souls certain they were as well-matched as a belt is with its own buckle. It may have also been worn in mourning, honoring a relationship held together beyond the bounds of breath and heartbeat. Perhaps it was both—presented to a new love with a flush of excitement, cradled with remembrance after one final goodbye.
All these years later, this marvelous ring invites the wearer to imagine not just the past but the future. Whether you gift this piece to another or honor yourself by placing it on your own finger, the infinite circle of gold and the 58 facets of the old mine cut diamond held within hint at a love which is never lost.