Georgian Flaming Heart Memorial Ring

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Georgian Flaming Heart Memorial Ring

1,200.00

Metal: 15K Gold & Silver

Stones: Diamonds

Size: 4

Face Size: Approx 11.5mm x 7mm

Era: 1750

What You Should Know: Possible Victorian Replacement Shank. Inner Initials read "CP" with a crowned heart inside crystal in gold threading. No

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

Stuart crystal jewelry was first introduced as a sort of badge of objection to the execution of King Charles I of the House of Stuart for treason. After his death in 1649, jewelry with rock crystal faces that safeguarded the former King’s initials made of gold wire became quite popular. Over the next century, this trend grew and the initials started to be applied to a loved one, a deceased family member, or even your own monogram.

 

During the Middle Ages, the heart shape we know and love today became a frequent motif. Around the same time as stuart crystal jewelry was first gaining traction, the heart shape was an established favorite. In fact, it was a prominent shape in betrothal rings between two lovers. A heart center with a crown atop represented “you are the ruler of my heart” while gem set flames symbolized a burning passion, “aflame with love”.

 

This magnificent Georgian ring was most likely a token of love (if not an 18th century engagement ring!). Heart shaped stuart crystal caps the initials “CP” created out of golden thread. Three old cut diamonds create an unusual flame top, adding extra sentiment to the already affectionate shape. This piece is not only incredibly rare, but it conception quite touching. It is undoubtedly a carrier of a love story long ago. 

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