The face of the ring features a central deep orange citrine gem stone encased in a gold border surrounded by black enamel. Around the enamel are 12 white natural pearls full of lustre. The outer edge of the ring features more black enamel with a gold border.The bifurcated shoulders of the ring are beautifully ornate and the design carries on down right through the band of the ring incorporating little forget-me-not flowers. The reverse of the ring features the memorial inscription. John Hemmons died 9th May 1828 aged 78. Full 18ct gold London hallmarks for 1828 amd maker's mark'I.
As seen in the photos. The ring is in fabulous condition considering it is 192 years old. Some light wear commensurate with age as there is a tiny solder to one side of the ring face, only noticeable upon very close inspection.
The pearls are in overall fantastic condition, x1 pearl has some tiny surface wear to it's inner edge only visible through a jeweller's loupe. The enamel is intact, see photos for condition. The ring face measures 15mm x 15mm.If you are a collector of mourning jewellery then this ring will not disappoint. Ring size: UK R, USA 8 5/8, EU 59. The ring will be supplied in a new black velvet ring box. The item "Antique 1828 Georgian Inscribed Enamel Pearl Citrine Mourning Ring 18ct" is in sale since Monday, May 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Pre-1837".
The seller is "heriot_j" and is located in Heriot. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia.