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REDUCED: Regency era Ring. "Gage" An Antique Pledge of Troth, Jane Austen

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This petite and delicate antique ring was made circa 1800, likely from a late 18th century button or cufflink. The pretty purple and white glass button is lightly etched with a crown, the word "Gage" (French for pledge) and a flower. So dear and feminine, so very Jane Austen era!!

Metal(s) Used: Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver
Hallmarks: none, tested a weak 14k in solid gold, guaranteed.
Weight (total): 0.7g
Rise: 3.96mm
NS: 9.53mm
EW: 9.89mm
Band(s): 1.56mm to 1.70mm
Ring Size (approx): 4.75
Resizable? Yes, by your local jeweler
Setting Condition: Very Good. Light normal wear for a ring its age

Stone: glass
Shape: oval
Diameter: 7.04mm by 6.63mm
Estimated Clarity: Opaque
Estimated Color: Lavender-purple and white
Main Stone Condition: Very Good, only very slight surface scratches

Time Period: Ring made c1800, Button 1740 on
Country of Origin: Probably English, button may be French
Purpose: Sentimental Love token, unconventional engagement ring

Please understand that many modern jewelers have NO experience with jewelry this old. They may not know what it is, how it was constructed, or how to handle it. I cannot be held responsible if your jeweler accidentally damages this piece in any way. Ideally you'll want a jeweler who's had experience with very antique jewelry, and who is licensed/bonded/insured.

In general, things this old are very rare! They deserve to be treated with a certain amount of respect, and daily wear may not be appropriate.

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REDUCED: Regency era Ring. "Gage" An Antique Pledge of Troth, Jane Austen


  • Vintage item from the 1700s
  • Materials: Glass, Silver, Yellow Gold, 14K, Solid Gold
  • Only ships within United States.
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