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. 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. EU ring size 54.4. Total weight 4.36 grams.The item "Antique 18ct gold mourning ring, pearl and black enamel, hairwork, boxed, Edward" is in sale since Monday, July 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Edwardian (1901-1910)". The seller is "stolenatticuk" and is located in Nottinghamshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.