Kisses for Eternity : Antique Engraved 15ct Rose Gold Wedding Band


Such an unusual antique band!
I can say I’ve never seen anything like it before. In my humble experience most patterned gold bands come in yellow gold, white gold, platinum or palladium – this is the very first time I’ve ever seen a patterned rose gold wedding band. And it’s *such* a sweet one!

The profile is a D shape, with a pattern to the top and another on the sides. It’s been very gently worn, evenly all over giving it a lovely soft feeling. I think perhaps the pattern along the top of the band may have been teeny tiny dogwood flowers, but now it looks like an endless row of little x, all the way along – a chain of never ending little kisses. The sides have a zig-zag type pattern, a little harder than a wave, but too soft to be called geometric. The pattern catches the light and glints and gleams in an especially pleasing way.

The inside of the band bears a sweet 15ct hallmark but no other marks – very few clues to go on for giving this ring a specific age, or even country of origin. We do know that 15ct gold was only used in Commonwealth countries from 1854-1932 which covers the Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Periods. Rose gold became very unfashionable after the 1920’s so that narrows it down a bit. Skinny wedding bands were not “the done thing” until around the turn of the 20th century, so my best educated guess is 1900 – 1920.


15ct rose gold, circa 1900 – 1920

The ring measures 2.7mm wide and 1.8mm thick. It weighs 2.34 grams.
Size UK/Aus L.25 or US 6.
Resizing is possible but not recommended due to the delicate eternity pattern.