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Antique mourning ring, 18ct and black enamel, pearl

Antique mourning ring, 18ct and black enamel, pearl

Regular price £899.00 GBP
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The most impeccable antique 18ct gold mourning ring.

This ring has everything going for it and it is truly a showstopper.

A central glazed hairwork panel is surrounded by lustrous creamy pearls in a halo border, pearls representing tears in mourning jewellery.

The shoulders are thick and decorated with black enamel with a buckle design, the buckle symbolising amongst other things holding something / someone close.

The remainder of the band is also decorated with 'In Memory Of', the black enamel found on mourning jewellery representing death.

It has a closed back setting and this has been inscribed:
'My dear sister, obit, 16th Nov 1904'

The ring is fully hallmarked for 18ct gold, Birmingham assay office, 1904, maker W. W. possibly William Warr.

It has a large profile and is quite heavy, a ring that needs a finger all to itself.

It comes in the original antique ring box.

Very good condition overall, this ring has been very well looked after, light surface wear under loupe, small nick to the glazed panel.

UK/AU ring size N½
US ring size 7
EU ring size 54.4
Total weight 4.36 grams

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