I have lately real silver earringsadditional a tremendous piece to my ring assortment and am however freaking out about it. Should you be an avid jewellery reader and e book fan, you have Verlaine Davies’ reserve Rings 1800-1910: A Research of English & Related Designs in your selection (if you don’t, men’s silver chain only necklacesyou NEED it). Well, a few years ago I got the opportunity to interview her for Gem Gossip-read the interview here. We not long ago reconnected and to my surprise, a couple of the rings featured in her e-book are for sale. My chance to own a piece from one of my favorite jewellery books happened to strike, and I feel so honored to have it now a part of my collection!
In the e book, Ms. Davies features about 300 Victorian rings from her personal selection, which she has collected over the span of 30 years. Her travels to England and being a native of England have helped grow her selection, as some of the finest examples of that time period are from England. I love how the ebook features photos of the rings, which then in turn, help illustrate different parts, motifs, styles, and examples of turn-of-the-century rings. Such a good read!
My ring is featured on page 63, with the caption reading:
Fig 154. Trefoil bezel comprising round amethysts, with a seed pearl in the centre and one in the stem. Thick round wire hoop, transverse ribs on shoulders. Rose gold. American, circa 1895. Bezel diamond 10mm, hoop diameter 16mm.