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Victorian 18ct Gold Holbeinesque Ring with Diamonds, Green Enamel & Garnet




This ring was made circa 1870 in a period called the Holbeinesque revival. Rings, pendants, brooches and earrings were made in the neo-Renaissance or Renaissance Revival style, and once again became fashionable in the 1860s. The designs differ from the older stylised and pious neo-Gothic jewellery, in that they are extravagantly opulent – this richness of form and colour which had appealed to the Tudor court was rediscovered by Victorian jewellers and their patrons, reviving a fashion that flourished into the early 1900s. Here you have the rich green enamel and the deep purplish red of the garnet punctuated with small rose diamonds.

Written by Olly Gerrish


Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
MeasurementsDiameter of garnet ⅜ in / 1 cm
ConditionVery good, some repair to the green enamel
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 18ct gold
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