This is an 18ct gold, traditional English Victorian 'keeper' ring - so named because they were often worn above a more precious ring (like an engagement ring) to keep the first ring in place and prevent it falling off. They later became associated with love, and the knotted design represents souls entwined, and the intention to keep ones sweetheart close. This is a particularly nice example of the style, in great condition, with a reeded band and split shoulders.
MATERIALS: 18ct gold
DIMENSIONS: Maximum width of the band: 7mm. Minimum width: 3mm.Weight: 5.8g
FINGER SIZE: UK: Q 1/2, USA: 8.5. Can be re-sized.
ERA / HALLMARKS: English hallmarks for 18ct gold, assayed in London - the date mark is obscured, believed to be late 1800's. Maker's mark: 'TWB'.
CONDITION: Excellent. The ring has been polished so the gold is reflective.