This unusual mourning ring bears hallmarks for Birmingham in 1863 and 18k gold. It features a tiny diamond flanked by seed pearls in the shape of a flower.The ring has black enameling throughout, some of which is worn away. There is an opening at the back that may have held a glass panel to contain the hair of a deceased loved one. The ring is currently a size 7 and is sizeable with care by your jeweler. Aside from the enamel loss, it is in good condition. The ring measures 9.3mm at its widest point and the diamond is about 2mm. The ring weighs approximately 2.4g. Check out my other listings for more great antique jewelry!
Mourning jewelry was extremely popular in Victorian times but this particular presentation is unique, as it does not have a speck of black anywhere on it. Pearls often represented tears and would be used most often in the case of a child or a young, unwed woman. Terms and Conditions - Please read!I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Suspected gemstones may be tested with Presidium Gem Tester II. This tester does not identify all possibilities but gives a good approximation of major gemstones. Please note that it cannot differentiate between natural and created stones.
Suspected diamonds may be confirmed with Diamond Selector II which differentiates between natural diamonds and imitations. Seed pearls will not be tested and may be cultured or imitation.Stamped metals are not tested unless suspect. Unstamped metals may be tested using JSP acid testing solution. This test is subjective and determinations will be approximate. I always do my best to ensure the accuracy of my listings. Unless jewelry is marked (as much of my jewelry is from England and bears assay marks,) the age is merely an educated guess.
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