Alanis Aquamarine & Ruby Ring
We love unexpected color combos, and this aquamarine and ruby pairing may just be one of our favorites! With stones set in a buttercup belcher setting, this ring is every bit swoon worthy in modern times as it was in its origin days.
The buttercup setting dates back to Victorian times. A variation of the prong setting, its prongs emerge from the mounting as u-shaped scallops. The effect epitomizes the floral fascination of the Victorian era. Jewelry historians also refer to this setting as the Belcher setting--the setting was likely named after a famous English boxing champion. You heard that correctly, a bare-knuckle fighter, James "Jem" Belcher, who held the championship title between 1800 and 1805.
All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.
We make, design, and restore each piece of jewelry with the hope you will love and enjoy your modern heirlooms for many years to come. Check out our Jewelry Care Guide for tips on how to care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
Please visit our FAQ Page for other questions and details.