Victorian bracelet ring
This ingenious little jewel is testament to the skill and ingenuity of the Victorian goldsmith. The high carat gold ring in eight folding sections is bound together with a clasp set with an old cushion-shaped diamond of approximately 3/4 of a carat, within a diamond and royal blue enamel surround. When the clasp is undone, the ring folds out to be worn as a bracelet. There is a UK registry kite mark for the year 1848 on the clasp. The ring is size M [US 6] and the bracelet is 6 and 3/4 inches long. In original fitted case, very fine quality and immaculate. It is so well constructed that it is extremely comfortable to wear as either as a ring or a bracelet. For models of similar form though Italian in origin see Catalogue entries 1649 and 1650 in Chadour’s Rings The Alice and Louis Koch Collection.