Era - Victorian
Materials - 18k Gold, Turquoise & Old Mine Cut Diamonds
Size - US 8
Measurements - 7.75mm wide
Smitten. Besotted. Enamored. In love. Queen Victoria had it bad for Prince Albert. And the whole kingdom knew it. Her infatuation with her husband brought romanticism to the forefront of British culture and style during the early years of her reign. Accomplished artists themselves, Victoria and Albert were not content to simply adorn themselves with sensational jewelry—they designed remarkable pieces as well.
Sunny gold and colorful gemstones were hallmarks of their royal creations, and turquoise was one of their favorite gems. Colored the blue of forget-me-nots, turquoise signified true love, loyalty, and faithfulness and featured heavily in the ornaments they chose to create as well as wear. Taking their cue from the royal romantics, everyone who thought they were anyone clamored for similar adornment. And, of course, artisans rose to the occasion, crafting gold and turquoise jewelry fit for the monarchy.
The Sleeping Beauty Ring is a charming specimen of early Victorian jewelry. The vivid hue of the three turquoise stones is complemented by the brilliance of four old mine cut diamonds all set in gold. This ring is a testament to the power of love. While not every love transforms an entire kingdom, all true love leaves indelible marks on the souls touched by it.