On This Day In 1915 - Edwardian 9K Rose Gold 'Forget Me Not' Engraved Wedding Band Ring (EDR070)

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On This Day In 1915 - Edwardian 9K Rose Gold 'Forget Me Not' Engraved Wedding Band Ring. This exquisite ring is crafted from 9K rose gold, hallmarked 375 (for 9k gold), a Chester assay, a letter date 'P' for 1915, and a makers mark. This wonderful ring features its full hallmarks, exquisite engraving, and quality craftsmanship. This wonderful ring is in the form of a classic wedding band, which is beautifully engraved with a detailed decorative pattern of forget me knots and ivy leaves. The ring displays a beautiful gentle, yet rich rose gold color, and a soft patina. The inside of the ring has a polished smooth finish, which allows for a comfortable fit.  These antique engraved Edwardian wedding bands are getting harder to find, especially in this fine condition and early date. 

Comments: Exceptional condition throughout and a beautiful Edwardian  example. 

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antique jewelry. It is recommended that this ring be insured for $1500.00 (Tax Excluded)

History: Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his famous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United States during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.

By the 1st Millennium BC, metal jewellery was starting to be engraved using simple tools to create shallow grooves. Gradually the engraving of semi-precious gemstones followed, gaining increased popularity throughout the ancient world. For the Ancient Egyptians, stone was perhaps a more popular medium for engraving.

The Western traditions of wedding rings can be traced to ancient Rome and Greece, and were first associated with the marital dowry and later with a promise of fidelity. The modern exchange of rings derived from the customs of Europe in the Middle Ages as part of Christendom.

The Edwardian era corresponds to the reign of King Edward VII in Great Britain, whose short-lived governance (1901-1910) followed Victoria's long reign and preceded the modern House of Windsor in England. The "Edwardian" style broadly encompasses the years of 1901 through to 1919.


Measurements: Ring (Width) 7.50 mm 

Weight: 4.20 grams 

Ring Size: 6 1/2        Note: The ring is wide so it will fit more like a size 6-61/4 on the finger. 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England, Chester

Date: Dated 1915


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