Sir Walter Scott Portrait Ring

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Sir Walter Scott Portrait Ring

2,800.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Stone: Crystal with portrait on wafer.

Era: 1838 - 1850

Size: 7.25

What you Should Know: Ring is in pristine condition.

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

“Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and the saints above, for love is heaven, and heaven is love. ” - Walter Scott

The great poet, Sir Walter Scott, often wrote about love. Did he somehow know that we would one day love this ring with his portrait on it? Designed sometime in the late 1830’s or early 1840’s, not long after his death, this ring was made to honor the famous author. A miniature of his face sits under domes glass on a golden shank. Portrait jewelry was prominent in the late Georgian/ early Victorian era and featured anyone from kings and queens to an unknown maiden. This ring may have been made after his death, but it is certainly not Sir Walter Scott’s first foray into the jewelry world.

Scott was well known not only for his literary accomplishments, but also for his exploration and historical research. At that time in Scotland, the Crown Jewels were nowhere to be found. For years the Crown Jewels had been hidden away and only brought out on very rare occasions. At one point that had not been seen in over one hundred years. It was rumored that they had been lost or stolen. In 1818, the Prince Regent appointed a team led by Sir Walter Scott to uncover the jewels. And they were successful! The Crown Jewels were buried in a locked box deep in Edinburgh Castle. He gained a new title- Baron- from the future King for his exploit.

 

 

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