- Museum number
Finger-ring; gold; a `regard' ring, hoop of seven wires with a vertical panel of six superposed settings containing ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamond.
- Production date
Diameter: 0.86 inches
Weight: 66 grains
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings:
A 'regard' ring, so called from the fact that the initial letters of the gems composing the bezel form that word.
For illustration see Diana Scarisbrick, 'Rings: Symbols of power, wealth and affection', London 1993, p. 180.
Text from Ward, Cherry et al, 'The Ring from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century,' London 1981, pl.280.
A REGARD ring is so-called because the initial letters of the gems spell the word 'regard': a ruby, an emerald, a garnet, an amethyst, a ruby and a diamond. These rings, like the similar DEAREST rings, were traditionally given at anniversaries or to mark the birth of a child.
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number