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Beautiful, dainty, buttery 18ct keeper ring. You know what these rings were used for, right? The term 'keeper ring' refers to what we now refer to as a place holder. So after a Victorian gentleman had proposed to his lady, he may present her with one of these rings so she could proudly show that she was taken whiley he either lookedfor/saved up for her engagment ring. They were also used to slip on top of a more valuable ring, to basically act as a wedge, and ensure the spenny rock didn't fall off.


Often these rings are quite chunky and masculine so I'm pleased to offer this small dainty babe.


  • Material - 18ct gold
  • Hallmarks - 18ct | Birmingham | 1897
  • Country of origin - England
  • Size - UK K / US 5.5
  • Weight - 2g
  • Condition - good antique condition. There is an old resize mark on the shank. This sring shouldn't have been sized because of the split shank, but it has. Not visible when worn and the strength of the band is not compromised.

Victorian keeper ring

£220.00 Regular Price
£154.00Sale Price
Out of Stock
  • All of my pieces are at the very least pre-loved and most of them are vintage or antique. This item is not brand new and as such, will not look brand new. Please expect signs of wear to include kinks in links, surface wear to gold, scuffs to stones and accept this as part and parcel of buying sustainable jewellery. I will be as clear as I can with item descriptions and aim to make sure you are aware of any potential defects before you buy.

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