9k Peridot + Seed Pearl Double Heart Conversion Ring Circa 1910
The crown was a popular motif to display above a heart in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, as well as the eras that followed. Where a single heart is crowned, it bears the message, 'ruler of my heart' - a popular design for engagement rings. Where a double heart is crowned, the crown symbolizes the sovereignty of love over the heart and the reigning of fidelity over a marriage - this was also a popular design in engagement and marriage rings.
An extremely rare early 19th-century example of a pearl-encircled couple hearts! Extensive discourse had occurred on the topic of 19th-century double heart jewelry, but one sentiment remains certain; two hearts must beat as one. Featuring two faceted, heart-shaped peridot of 2.12ct approximately each, this duo was likely originally a brooch converted to a ring.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, peridot (2.12ct approx. each), seed pearl
Age/Origin: Early 18th C, c. 1910
Measurements: Size 8
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Likely a brooch-to-ring conversion.
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