Victorian 12kt Amethyst and Opal ring, Sz 6. Signed with what looks like a sideways Y or X and opposite direction V - unsure of who this is. This has three gemstones that look dark red like a garnet from above but when backli, are purple. They test as amethyst. The center stone is appx. .75 ctw and the two side stones are appx. .60 ctw each. Measures are not exact due to setting. This is yellow gold. The three main stones are set across the top of the finger with the largest in the center and three 1mm rounded opals in a curve set on the front and back of the largest center stone. Age is 1800's. Very good antique condition. (W72917.5X5 REP SS8633 J ET LD 10/23/22).
Victorian promise rings were very common and used to declare feelings between two people. Amethyst is a gem too used for happiness, love, peace, affection, satisfaction, contentment. It was also used to give strength in certain situations.
In these earlier rings gold content was not made standard until the first decade of the 1900s. When older pieces are acid tested you often get ranges in gold depending on who made it and were it was made and the alloys used were not standard.
Unfortunately, international sales on this piece must be by priority so it can be tracked and insured.
You can search me at my own store: mariasvintage.com and also I have an etsy store at mariasvintage2.com or on pinterest under pinterest.com/mariasvinta0654/ where I have most of my items for sale across all my venues categorized in very easty-to-search boards. I am on ebay as sellername stampshopgirl; and on Storenvy as Maria's.
Photos are magnified (but not corrected or enhanced) and will show the item larger or possibly more flawed than it actually is.
Thank you for stopping and checking us out.