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RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k

RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k
RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k

RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k    RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k

Well it is the new year so I have decided to release a few pieces from my personal collection to make room for new treasures : so please see my other items and thanks for stopping by! This is a rare one and is one of my most inquired about pieces when I happen to be wearing it while photographing other pieces for sale.

I had planned to keep it and have been wearing it a long long while as a wedding band but because of the interest it has garnered, this is kind of my "make me sell" price if someone can't live without it. Such a romantic Victorian piece not commonly found. Originally a child's ring in 9k gold from England, I was able to have it sized up to fit my ring finger at a size 4 3/4. Or it could be worn as a pinky or midi ring as it is quite dainty.

I paid a price to acquire it and then paid to have gold added so that it could be sized up and I really like it but it isn't a need for me so I figured I would offer it. To be honest, the quality is not the best in that the gold is thin so it is not a heavy or sturdy piece.

Having said all that it still reads "Darling". The value is really in the fact that it is a wearable antique Victorian child's ring with the "Darling" message which is not commonly found. It is priced as such as I will likely never be able to acquire another.

But please do note that it is thin and lightweight and the side patterns are incomplete, it is a dainty piece. Stamped inside 375 which is the numerical hallmark for 9k gold, the standard in England. It is about a size 4 3/4. Very lightweight, It weighs only. The band is 4mm wide.

All my pieces are preowned and in estate condition. Very thin gold, no cracks or breaks but the edge is blunt / sharp because of the thin gold, because it was meant to be a dainty child's piece. I did not notice any discomfort while wearing it though. Additionally - The design does not continue all the way around, it is smooth / undecorated on the back.

The left side of "Darling" has 3 little design flourishes, whereas to the right of Darling is a smooth section and then only 1 1/2 of the design flourishes, so please note the design is not symmetrical. My sizing was done in the smooth area of the back. Again it is thin so it does flex some when applying pressure but I wore it daily without issue.

I would recommend gentle wear for it though and wouldn't wear it when doing any heavy lifting or work that is hard on the hands as it could make the band misshapen. As with all my estate pieces - Please note this is not a mint condition item. Rare almost one of a kind piece though that is fun to wear! Thanks so much for looking!

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Antique: Yes
  • Color: Gold
  • Year Manufactured: Pre-1920
  • Metal: Yellow Gold
  • Jewelry Department: Fine
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Brand: Antique
  • Ring Size: 4.75
  • Type: Ring, Band
  • Metal Purity: 9k
  • Era: Victorian (1837-1901)
  • Style: Wide Band, Band, Signet, Darling, Pinky Ring, Child's Ring
  • Base Metal: Gold
  • Theme: Art
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Motif: Wide Band, Stacker, Pipe Cut, Not 10k, Darling

RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k    RARE Antique DARLING Skinny Band VICTORIAN Ring 9k Gold Stacker Gift Not 10k