Antique Georgian Melanite Lady's Mourning Ring Circa. Unusual and unique in its design; the ring dates back to the early days of 19th century England....Its Georgian era Melanite is a sparkling black variety of garnet (andradite) It's high specific gravity distinguishes it from chalcedony, tourmaline or black glass The oval center melanite stone is almost totally flat, while the surrounding small round melanite stones are all faceted The vermeil shank is a replacement Vermeil is gold over sterling silver. The setting for all the stones is pinchbeck, an alloy which was first produced in 1720 by Christopher Pinchbeck Pinchbeck, an alloy of copper and zinc, and is a less expensive substitute for gold in jewelry Melanite has a fabulous brilliance and reflective quality, as exemplified in this ring! Your call as to whether it is worn with the single or double line of stones at top. The face of the ring measures 3/4 inch in height x 1 inch in width Weight of the ring 6.0 g. But can easily be sized by a jeweler.
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