Jane Austen Replica Ring

  • $75.00


Only three pieces of jewelry are known to have belonged to Jane Austen; this is a replica modeled on one of those rare artifacts, her iconic ring, a gold band set with an oval turquoise-colored stone. Austen’s ring is thought to have been created between 1750 and 1800. Although a curator at Jane Austen House Museum in Hampshire calls it “quite plain and humble,” it might also be characterized as the essence of antique and modern sensibilities.

 A further history of the ring, according to the curator: 

"It is not known who gave Jane the ring and this raises many questions. Was it from a brother as a present? Was it from a secret admirer? Or did she simply buy it for herself, a worthy treat for all her success and hard work? And if so, did she design it?

The ring was kept by Jane’s sister, Cassandra Austen, before it was passed down through the Austen family and was put up for auction in 2012 by Sotheby’s. The ring was famously purchased by Kelly Clarkson, the American singer, for just over £150,000.  It was, however, given an export ban which stopped it from leaving the country.  After generous donations from both public and private funders, Jane Austen’s House Museum was able to purchase the ring in 2013 along with the pretty box it came in and the letters of authenticity.
It is apparent that Jane Austen was not a materialistic person and although the ring is simplistic in its design, it beautifully reflects an idea of who Jane was." 

This replica ring is made from gold-toned metal; the oval turquoise-colored stone reflects the oval shape of the original. 

  Please specify ring size 5, 6, 7,  8 or 9

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