Early Victorian "Dearest" Acrostic Ring

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A Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz spell out "DEAREST" in the acrostic language of gemstones. Chester hallmarks appear for 1910 - either it was assayed in 1910 or the shank is a replacement, but we date the setting and stones to about 1840. 

MATERIALS: 9k gold, 3mm rose cut diamond, 4.4mm emerald, 4.5 x 3.6mm amethyst, 4.4 x 3.5mm ruby, 4.3 x 3.4mm emerald, 4.5 x 3.6mm sapphire, 3.6mm topaz

AGE: c. 1840

SIZE: size 8.25, resizing not recommended; 6.3mm head, 2.6mm shank