Here is a beautiful Georgian ring featuring black enamel and floral motifs in 18kt yellow gold. On the top of the ring, we can read “amitiés” written in French which means friendship. This can be of French of Belgian origin because the hallmark used, a horse head, was used in both countries from about 1831.
Georgian jewelry is rather rare as when time passed most worn out, was melted or taken apart and re-used for more modern designs. Materials like gold, silver and diamonds were very scarce and expensive and little consideration for fine craftmanship was taken with the “old stuff” when the owners wanted to wear their gold and diamonds according to the latest fashion in jewelry.
Besides a little dusting off we didn’t have to do anything to offer it in its original beauty. Early 19th century, the ring is very good condition.