A very special and rare 18th century ring. The blue enamel oval panel over an engraved ground, with applied rose-cut diamond cluster heart, within a floral and rocaille scroll motif rose-cut diamond border.
This ring is a most elegant love token. The forget-me-not flowers are a popular symbol of affection, love, hope and mourning. A Forget-Me-Not was worn by one lover in recognition of not forgetting the other. The asymmetric “Witch’s Heart” is often seen in 18th century “Sentimental” jewellery. The tail of a witch’s heart twists to one side, almost always the right side. Jewels with a witch heart were given to a loved one as a romantic symbol meaning “You Bewitched Me”. The royal blue enamel is used to demonstrate that the wearer was considered to be royal. Truly a grand statement for a beloved.
The ring is made to fit a small finger and we cannot size it; the hoop is set entirely with rose-cut diamonds.
- Period Rococo style, second half of the 18th century
- Material 750/100 gold, silver, rose-cut diamonds, enamel
- Size Length of head: 22 mm
- Ringsize 49 / UK : J Ringconverter
- Weight 8,6 grams
- Condition Good
We offer high quality pieces of jewellery and silverware in excellent condition. Antiques and vintage items may show mild wear. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question. We are pleased to send you additional information regarding this piece, Ref.Nr: AI 1058