Made in 1913, this is a traditional English gold keeper ring. Keeper rings are so called because they were originally worn to keep a more expensive ring in place, but they later became synonymous with romance and the idea of being a 'keeper' of a loved one's heart. This ring was assayed in Chester in 1913; only a year later many young men were going to fight in France in WW1, so you can imagine sweetheart tokens such as this would have been highly popular and more emotionally charged than usual.
MATERIALS: 18ct yellow gold
DIMENSIONS: Width of the front of the ring: 8.63mm. Width of the band: 3mm. Weight: 4.9g.
FINGER SIZE: UK; N, USA: 6.75.
ERA / HALLMARKS: Full English hallmarks for 18ct gold, assayed in Chester 1913.