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Victorian Gold Ring with a Carved Garnet of a Cherub’s Head

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An unusual 18ct gold Victorian ring which is very well designed and has at it’s centre a carved garnet of a cherub’s head. The cherub is a type of angel that is usually shown in art as a beautiful young child with small wings and a round face and body. The Victorians were very sentimental and this is clearly a husband’s gift to his wife  perhaps to celebrate the birth of a child, someone (such as a child) who is thought of as being like a small angel.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
ConditionVery good
ProvenanceEnglish