Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold

$ 1,525.00 

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Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold

A weighty Victorian-era ring, made in 18k yellow gold and featuring an especially wonderful belt-and-buckle motif that both wraps the ring's bezel and functions as a split-shoulder shank. This figural belt is decorated with ornate tooling, and the buckles and notches you would expect to see on a leather belt are present here— the two buckles are positioned asymmetrically on either side of the bezel. This smooth bezel holds a vibrant, oval, lapis lazuli cabochon, whose figure includes a fine horizontal line of iron pyrite inclusions that read like a streak of stardust in the brilliant blue field of the gemstone. This ring is impressive and utterly unique— it would make a fine alternative engagement ring, or a signature piece, for either a man or woman. Marked 18ct, this ring is English in origin.

Materials

18k gold
Lapis

Age

c. 1880 - 1900

Size

US 7 1/2. This ring can be re-sized; please contact us if you require custom sizing.

Dimensions

Ring face measures approx 20.2 mm x 16.25; shank measures approx 13 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 3.1 mm at the base.

Notes

Buckles, belts, and garters, like snakes, symbolize eternity, fidelity, and loyalty.

Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Lapis Lazuli Belt Buckle Ring in 18k Gold