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Georgian Antique 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Black Enamel, and Hair Mourning Ring

$1,495

About

I normally do not buy jewelry with hair, but this Amazing Georgian Antique Mourning Ring was just too significant to pass up! Mourning rings were intended to commemorate the lost of a loved one, and although the idea dates back to Roman times, and these rings had a surge in popularity throughout the Victorian time period. Crafted in 18K Yellow Gold, this ring featured the classic central braided locket of hair behind a clear panel. Around the band is black enamel, reading out "In Memory Of", which is then finished with heavily ornamented edges. Other Important Details: The ring is 6. The ring is stamped "18", and has been tested to be 18K Yellow Gold. There are full British Hallmarks indicating assay in London in 1828, which means this ring is an amazing 190 years old this year! The ring weighs 5.9 grams. The ring is 8mm wide on the finger. The inside of this ring is engraved, "This hair I wear, I love most dear." In my experience, most of these rings do include the name, or initials, or death date of the person being memorialized. Interestingly this one does not. Perhaps an infant or child. The quality of this ring is excellent. Sizing and Engraving available for an additional charge. Please contact me for an estimate. All our items have been fully inspected for authenticity and condition by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.

Details

  • Metal
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Period
    1820-1829
  • Date of Manufacture
    1828
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU159917999572

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