Mr. H has not only popped the question, but delivered the best everlasting ring! WOW, can't believe this gypsy ring is on my hand. Even though we have no idea when we will get hitched, it's pretty mesmerizing to glance down at this sparkling thing (knowing it's from the early 1800's and survived many many years) All of my fab friends have been sending me awesome links to cool wedding sites and blogs. The t.v. show I am working on will wrap this week and go on hiatus and then I will finally have a chance to breathe, take it all in, relax, blog more often and unpack. Then hopefully take long walks (praying for more sunshine) and plan for fun springtime adventures.
this style of ring is from the Georgian period- a little back story on that influence: Unlike jewelry of the Victorian and later periods, Georgian jewelry always involves some hand-craftsmanship on the part of the lapidaries of the era. These jewels were made before the Industrial Revolution of the 1840s, and the crafting of pieces were very labor-intensive.
It is not unusual to see tool marks on the backs and findings of Georgian jewels, and all of the stones, were set by hand.