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Antique Victorian '1865' Black Enamel 'In Memory Of' 18ct Gold Mourning Ring

Antique Victorian '1865' Black Enamel 'In Memory Of' 18ct Gold Mourning Ring

Regular price £595.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £595.00 GBP
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This rare Antique Victorian mourning ring features a carved Sardonyx flower within a halo of pearls, complete with Black Enamelling, modelled in 18ct Yellow Gold.

This ring is fully hallmarked complete with the rare hallmark of Queen Victorias head, alongside the Birmingham assay mark, 18 and the date letter for the year 1865.

The ring reads 'In Memory Of' in black enamel. Black Enamel was used in jewellery to signify mourning. The trend of mourning jewellery reached its high point after the death of Prince Albert in 1861, when Queen Victoria, as well as members of her court, wore black clothing and matching mourning jewellery for decades.

This is a beautiful highly collectable ring which would make a great addition to any collection.

Pearl and Sardonyx

18ct Yellow Gold

Ring head measures 1cm x 1cm
Flower measures 5mm
Pearls measure 2mm

US - 6 / UK - M

2.8 grams

Crown, 18, Birmingham,
Q (1865), Queen Victoria

This antique ring shows sign of a life well loved. While the gold band remains thick and free from any damage or thinning, there is some age related wear to the enamelling. The carved flower centre remains in excellent condition and the Pearls remain secure. Some of the Pearls look to have possibly been replaced over the years, this is all reflected in the price.

Item Number - 7204


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Ring Sizing

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Customs and Taxes

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If a layaway is cancelled the deposit amount is non-refundable. If a layaway item is returned you are only eligible for shop credit.

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