Victorian 14kt Yellow Gold Hand Painted Portrait Ring (Vintage)
Yup. We’re at it for the second time. We were lucky enough to find two one-of-a-kind screw-back earrings that we were able to convert to rings. And this is the second in our set of two. Two amazing pieces that are not like anything you will see elsewhere. Unless, of course, you run into the owner of the other Victorian Yellow Gold Hand Painted Portrait Ring.
What We Love About It:
This ring is so beyond any description. Just like its mate. We’ve had to talk ourselves out of keeping it both of them for ourselves over and over again. The hand painted portrait is perfection and the fact that it’s similar to but not an exact match to the other makes us giddy. And…. blue shoes. On both of them. WAY before Elvis’ time. Those shoes though.
The ring was once a screw back earring that we knew would be underutilized and left to while away its days in a jewelry box. So we took it and its sister and converted them into rings. The hand painted portrait is Victorian in nature, depicting a young woman with blonde hair wearing a blue striped over skirt and a pink petticoat, accented by blue shoes. The portrait has been reinforced with a clear epoxy to ensure its longevity and we took the bezel set image and created a 14kt yellow gold shank and undercarriage to compliment the bezel, adding some hand engraved details in the Victorian style. The ring is currently a size 7.75 US but could easily be sized up or down by our jeweler (see options and pricing listed in this post) or yours. It weighs in at 7.27g and measures 24 x 19mm on the finger.
We can’t imagine that these collector-grade rings will last too long. Pieces like this never do. It’s definitely a case of, “If you love it, put a ring on it,” or maybe it’s just “buy the ring.” Either way, hurry.