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Unusual Antique English Engraved Gold Split Ring - Fun, Something Different


One of the most incredibly versatile pieces one can have in your collection of Victorian jewelry. Split rings can either be slipped over a single or double-wrapped chain.  They can also be attached between dog clips as shown, 

Regardless how one chooses to use the split ring, it can accommodate several fobs or pendants in a unqiue manner.  The addition of a split ring to any chain adds a unique element which is rarely seen. Feel free to contact us to assist you in creating a fabulous look with this split ring.

This particular split ring has sweet engraving encircling both sides.  The addition of this detail is in keeping with Victorian traditions.  No detail was ignored.

Content is 15 karat gold.  Substantial, not flimsy. Excellent conditon and functions properly.

Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era.  It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning.  A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote.  This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy.  Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared. 

9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society.  The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content.  Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening.  Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her.  Her personality emanated from her jewelry.


.75" diameter


Excellent condition. No dents, dings, or issues.

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