English Victorian Diamond and Ruby Buckle Ring
ABOUT THIS JEWELRY
The common buckle--so utilitarian, yet providing creative inspiration for all sorts of accessories. In Victorian times, buckles were a necessary element on the cloth belts required for the cinched waistlines of ladies' dresses, as well as a not-so-necessary adornment for the shoes of well-dressed gentlemen. The buckle was also a common motif for jewelry. This gleaming beauty is accented with a sparkling antique single-cut diamond set between bright cherry-red rubies on a "strap" embellished with a coin-edged trim. Great form, great function--fabulous! Hand fabricated in 9ct. yellow gold (hence, of British origin), circa 1900. Currently ring size 7.