Antique Victorian MIZPAH Buckle Ring Sterling Silver And Hallmarked For 1881
Antique Victorian MIZPAH Buckle Ring Sterling Silver And Hallmarked For 1881. Very unique Victorian Mizpah Buckle sterling silver ring available from my personal collection. I love rings that hit multiple things on my list and this checks off both buckle ring and Mizpah ring for me! MIZPAH is written in gothic font and there are floral and geometric motifs on the rest of the ring. This ring is rich in symbolism and meaning with the double motif. Mizpah comes from the Hebrew word watchtower and refers to a passage from Genesis in the Bible: And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another. The word Mizpah and sometimes the accompanying passage was engraved on gold, silver or brass rings or brooches that were particularly popular during the Victorian era but the giving of Mizpah rings and tokens was a symbolic gesture of an emotional tie between two people. Meanwhile, buckle rings were popular in the Victorian Era, as a symbol of love and commitment, between the giver and the wearer of the ring. The buckle motif has roots in the Order of Garter, the oldest British Order of Chivalry.
Queen Victoria wore a buckle ring to represent her participation in the Order, which made the buckle a fashionable element of jewelry design. So this ring was likely given to a loved one as a symbol of love and commitment and as a protective talisman. The incredible richness behind antique jewelry is why I love collecting!
Size 8 but fits a bit smaller due to wide band. There are a few marks inside and a potential sizing mark but it is not noticeable on the outside. Ring box and other rings for display purposes only and not included. This listing is for one ring only.
The item "Antique Victorian MIZPAH Buckle Ring Sterling Silver And Hallmarked For 1881" is in sale since Monday, August 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings".22" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Featured Refinements: Victorian Ring
- Lot: No
- Brand: Antique
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Ring Size: 8