This English 9k gold buckle ring with an openwork marquise motif is a fantastic example of a popular style from the late Victorian era. The fastened belt buckle was a symbol of eternal love and loyalty. It appears on lockets, bracelets, rings, you name it they put a buckle on it. Funnily enough buckle rings were popularly used as wedding bands, they were kind of like the physical manifestation of “Buckle up, we are getting hitched.” It is actually quite clever and romantic.
Excellent antique condition. This piece has very minor scratches to the metal, commensurate with gentle wear by its previous owner.
The interior is marked “FM”on one side. On the other side there is a mystery mark, followed by “6” in a diamond shaped cartouche, and “375” which is 9K gold.
The ring is a size 8.25 and the band is ¼” wide. The piece weighs 3.8 grams.