Known as keeper rings, these braided style bands were popular during the Victorian era, worn to keep other rings, usually more expensive pieces with gemstones, on your finger when worn. They were particularly helpful if you had a ring that was a little loose and at risk of falling off when worn.
This vintage ring has been designed with the Victorian style in mind. Due to its style, it wears well stacked with other rings and bands but also looks lovely worn on its own too. We find these keeper rings make sweet weddings bands if you're looking for something a little different!
The front of the ring features a pattern to imitate three bands of braided gold with ball (also sometimes called 'nail') detailing along the plaits. There are 14 gold balls in total.
The ring is made of 9ct yellow gold and has British hallmarks inside the shank for the maker GJ, 9ct gold, Birmingham and the date letter Q for 1990.
Ring size - approx a US 6.5 / approx a UK M 1/2
The faux braided section to the front measures approx 14.5mm by approx 4.8mm and the ring tapers down to approx 1.4mm wide at the back. The ring weighs approx just over 1g in total.
Condition - The ring is in good vintage condition with just some light surface wear to the gold. Please see photos for more details.
*Please note the box pictured is not included in the sale*
Vintage 9ct gold keeper ring
All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. Items sent outside of the UK are sent via Royal Mail's International signed for service, which offers insurance for up to £250 and tracking.