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Two early 19th-century English rings set with coloured stones, whose initial letters convey messages. In the upper one, the word "dearest" is spelt out by diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire and turquoise. In the lower one, ruby emerald garnet, amethyst, ruby again, and diamond spell out "regard" – the most popular word in aristocracy. Mrs Nicolas Norton.

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