Antique Georgian Rings
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Beautifully Handcrafted Antique Georgian Rings
In keeping with the time, each Georgian ring piece embodies the most exquisitely complex metalwork, the finest craftsmanship which can only be achieved by hand. A unique alternative to other mass-produced rings, our collection of antique Georgian rings has been expertly designed using the finest materials and exceptional craftsmanship.
With a variety of distinctive ring styles available within our collection, we are confident that you will find the perfect antique Georgian ring. Whether you're looking for a Georgian engagement ring or a gift for a special occasion, we’re confident that our striking Georgian Gold, Silver, Emerald and Diamond ring is sure to impress.
Georgian Era Rings
Georgian-era rings are hallmarked by their distinctive and intricate shapes and creative gemstone cuttings. This era’s characteristic style is thought to be influenced by the excavation of Pompeii in around 1740, which ushered in the use of laurels, grape vines, leaves and keys as features of a ring's design.
Due to the nature of its period, the craftsmanship of Georgian rings was incredibly labour-intensive, which is why they are extremely rare today, compared to rings of other periods. Most of the exquisitely complex details within Georgian metalwork were achieved by hand, through a technique called 'Repoussé'. This specialised technique entailed hammering malleable metal into intricate designs and patterns.
Discover the distinctive details and styles of our rings' various periods on the 'About Periods’ page.
Rings by Occasion
Our collection of exquisite antique rings features a diverse selection of Georgian designs that bring a wealth of elegance and sophistication to its wearer, whatever the occasion.
Whether you desire an antique engagement ring or seek a beautiful antique ring for your wedding, we’re confident that our magnificent Georgian 18 Carat Gold, Silver, Emerald and Diamond Ring is certain to leave you impressed.
Rings by Gems
Our collection of exquisite antique Georgian rings has been handpicked by jewellery experts for your selection. Explore our exquisite collection of ruby, sapphire, emerald and diamond rings and find the perfect gemstone ring for you or your loved one.
Learn more about the precious, semi-precious, and organic stones that emanate character in our remarkable collection when you visit our ‘Explore Stones’ page.
Request a Free In-Person Appointment
Deciding on a ring can be difficult, which is why we are here to assist you. To inquire about a specific ring or to speak with a ring specialist, please contact us via phone or email, and we will schedule you for an in-person consultation.
Yes, most of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and our team will take care of the rest!
If you are unsure of your ring size after choosing the perfect ring, please consult the sizing guide here or contact us to get a more accurate gauge of your ring size.
Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate.
Yes, we do. For example, if you have recently purchased a vintage engagement ring online, but it is not quite the right size for your partner, we can resize it. There is no additional charge for this, but the buyer is responsible for the return postage and insurance upon return.
While most of our rings are accompanied by gemological certificates, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is an additional charge for this. All of the rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.
Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes and duties may apply. However, we do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, etc.
For vintage and antique ring UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery the working day after the payment has cleared. For all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared. Local taxes and duties may apply. You can read our shipping page for more information.
Authentic Georgian rings were produced between 1714 and 1830 during the reign of King George I-IV. This defines them as being between 193 and 309 years old- which classifies Georgian rings as antique as opposed to vintage.
One of the most notable features of a Georgian ring is its closed-back setting. They often used a foil backing behind the stone to enhance the gemstone's radiance and saturation as stones it was much harder to find vibrant stones at this time. Gold assaying was also not enforced until the 1900’s so you will not find an authentic Georgian ring to have stamps or hallmarks. Some common design features that were typical of this time are répousse metal work motifs, intricate shapes and creative gemstone cuttings as well as the generous use of diamonds. In an age where women were more subtle with their forms of self-expression, jewellery became a very handy way to exhibit one’s personality while respecting the boundaries of etiquette. Georgian jewellery exhibited a use for many different motifs including, flowers, bows, skulls, bones, and angels. Parures were also very popular at the time and consisted of two or more pieces of jewellery made to be worn together. These often included necklaces, earrings, tiaras, brooches and bracelets. Parure brooches were often also worn as pendants by looping a ribbon through the bale.
Although the name references the English ruling period, jewellery at this time was also heavily influenced by other nations- France, Italy and Germany were highly influential forces that had an impact on art and design. Nature was highly inspirational for Georgian jewellery and was the source of the natural motifs that many jewellers exercised. The Napoleonic wars also influenced jewellery as there was a shortage of precious metals. Cannetille and répousse techniques became popular at this time as they required less metal. The Baroque and Rococo movements were also highly influential for Georgian jewellery as they revolved highly around the exuberant and extravagant social trends that were apparent at the time.