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Victorian Woven Gold Keeper Ring



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"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 works for all. The hallmarks indicate: John Goffe and Sons on Tenby Street, Birmingham, 1897. Hand fabricated in 18K yellow gold. Currently ring size 7 1/4.


18 Karat Yellow Gold
Current Ring Size:
7 1/4 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
3/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
5.1 Grams

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.


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