Georgian diamond eternity hoop
These are practically impossible to find these days, a Georgian full diamond eternity hoop, circa 1800. It is 18 carat gold and silver and set with old-cut diamonds in foiled and closed back settings. The style became popular when such a ring was presented to Queen Charlotte by the King on their wedding day, 8th September 1761. Charlotte Papendiek records that part of the King’s ‘particular present’ to his bride was ‘a diamond hoop ring of a size not to stand higher than the wedding ring, to which it was to serve as a guard’. She added, ‘On that finger the Queen never allowed herself to wear any other in addition, although fashion at times almost demanded it’. The ring is size K and 1/2 [US 5 and 3/8] and completely original.
Queen Charlotte’s diamond keeper ring below