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English Victorian Keeper Ring, c.1908
ABOUT THIS RING
'You're a keeper!' Tradition holds that this18K yellow gold keeper ring, with its classic braided nail-head crown, was given during Victorian times as a kind of pre-engagement or betrothal ring, usually presented a year before the official engagement. A less romantic meaning is that the close-fitting bands were intended to keep other rings from sliding off the finger. Whether you want to keep a hold on your sweetheart, keep another ring in place, or if you just want a cool ring, this band answers the call. Hand fabricated in 18K yellow gold in Birmingham, England, circa 1908. Hallmarks abound. Currently ring size 9 1/2.