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Antique Victorian 1866 Birmingham 9K Rose Gold Wedding Band

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This antique Victorian, polished, 9K rose gold wedding band was made 148 years ago, in 1866.  For reference, things that happened in 1866:

  • The United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and approves the minting of the nickel.
  • Alexander II of Russia escapes an assassination attempt, sparking the start of the Austrian-Prussian War.
  • Tennessee becomes the first state to rejoin the union, following the Civil War.
The band is marked with the following:
  • a P
  • "N.G.C.o" which is the makers mark for Northern Goldsmiths Company.  Northern Goldsmiths Company was founded in Newcastle in 1778.  They were the first jeweler in the UK to carry Rolex, are still in business today.
  • a "9", ".375",  for 9K gold,
  • an anchor, which is a city mark for Birmingham England,
  • and "R", the date code for 1866.  These date codes can be found on the Birmingham Assay Office's Website.

The band measures roughly 1.8 inch thick.  This is a simple, elegant, antique band with a beautiful rose glow. There are some light surface scratches commensurate with age.

For your enjoyment, all purchases ship gift wrapped.  We offer Layaway with no fees and no interest.  Interested in a particular item, but need some time to pay, email us and we'll set up a payment plan for you.

Ring Size: US 8.5, British Q1/2, French 58, Japanese 17.  This ring can be resized.

Date: 1866

Weight: 2.6 grams or 1.7 dwt