A fine quality French love token rebus ring, circa 1800. A rebus is a puzzle where images or letters convey a secret, amorous message. Here the high carat gold shank supports a lozenge of vibrant cobalt blue glass, surmounted by rose-cut diamond initials LV, within a surround of natural pearls. The diamond initials LV stand for Elle veut – she is willing, as in she is willing to accept your proposal of love. The ring is size K [US 4 and 1/4] and the head of the ring measures 1 and 1/3 inches by 3/4 of an inch. For similar French rebus rings see Chadour’s Rings : The Alice and Louis Koch Collection.