Five Victorian Gold Rings
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include a 10KT white gold Order of the Eastern Star ring with onyx tablet and central star (ring size 5); 10KT gold ring with triangular tablet featuring central stone and seed pearl decoration, stamped 10KT (ring size 7.5); a 10KT gold band, stamped 10KT (ring size 8); a small carved signet ring with the profile of a Greco-Roman soldier, indiscernible mark and testing 10KT (ring size 5.5) (bending to band); and a Victorian ring with carved citrine tablet with gilt bird decoration to center, on engraved band, stamped HM and testing 10KT (ring size 7) (re-sized).
7.49 dwt total weight.
The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.