ANTIQUE GOLD RING Mourning Ring with Woven Hair This is a very rare piece of history. It is an original mourning ring from the Victorian era. It has woven hair around the body of the ring on a gold base. The gold is not hallmarked which is common for Victorian mourning jewellery but tests for at least 18ct gold.It is quite a unique ring since it is rare to find one with a pretty gold heart adorned with turquoise suspended from a Celtic knot. Please have a good look at the photos as although this ring is rare and beautiful it does have some damage to one side where it is missing the side stones/seed pearls. Saying that I have never seen a mourning ring like this before an I love it has a Celtic knot design. The ring is approximately a UK size L (equivalent to US Size 6), see photo of ring on measuring stick and it weighs approximately 1.4g.
This is such a beautiful ring and an amazing piece of history! SPECIFICS Size and weight is approximately UK size L (equivalent to US size 6) Weight is 1.4g. Tests for gold and a higher gold than 9ct. These pieces of jewellery will be used and often antique or vintage. Because they are old treasures, they will have light wear and sometimes light surface scratches and or marks, as expected with pieces of age, history and stories to tell.
I try to clean pieces sympathetically so as not to over polish and to retain some of their vintage authenticity. So it is always advisable to check the photos for more details on each piece.
Once an item is gone, it's gone! Please message with any questions. Take a look at my other items - more jewellery to be listed. The item "Antique 18ct Gold Mourning Ring Memento Mori with Real Hair Victorian" is in sale since Tuesday, August 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".
The seller is "fallingravens" and is located in Haverfordwest. This item can be shipped worldwide.