Georgian Garnet Black Enamel Gold Memorial Ring

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This beautiful antique Georgian memorial garnet and gold ring is fully hallmarked for having been hand crafted in 1821. It was made in 18 karat gold and features black enamel around the edges of the band and face. The entire outside of the ring is engraved with billowing golden swirls. The garnet is smooth cut and oval shaped in the center. Behind the face of the ring there is a memorial inscription that reads, ‘Jon Smith Ob 4 April 1822 Age 51’. This ring is fully hallmarked. It bears a crown and a leopard wearing a crown, which are marks for London, England; it has the gold purity mark, ‘18’, the letter date code, ‘f’ for 1821, a face to right profile mark, and a mark that reads, ‘ETIH’. It is a size 9 and cannot be re-sized. There is minor enamel loss at at the back of the band.

These memorial rings are filled with elegance and love. Perfect for the collector's jewelry box and finger, a reminder to enjoy each and every day of life.  

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Georgian
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    1821
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Length
    11 mm
  • Weight
    4.2g
  • Seller Location
    Middleton, WI
  • Reference Number
    LU59832413363
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2016

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Located in Middleton, WI

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