Victorian Mourning Ring 10K Turquoise & Seed Pearl Antique Ring Size 7. Antique 10K Victorian Mourning ring featuring square cut sugarloaf turquoise cabochons, small white seed pearls featuring an unused glass center that would showcase their loved ones hair. The glass & the seed pearls are framed by a milgrain design and the mounting of the seed pearls have a flower like design.
The mounting has been hand chiseled, a notable trait of fine antique jewelry that highlighted the time & effort of the artist with each side varying slightly in detail! The Victorians believed that hair had a sacred quality because it contained something of the essence of the person. And because it was somewhat imperishable, it also symbolized immortality. This ring is ideal for the someone who always loved antique mourning jewelry but couldn't quite bring themselves to possess a dearly departed soul's hair. Not marked but has been tested as minimum as 10k.
Measures 1/2 wide, (23 mm). Band measures 4 mm wide. A turquoise cabochon is missing and another is partially missing.The item "Victorian Mourning Ring 10K Turquoise & Seed Pearl Antique Ring Size 7" is in sale since Thursday, September 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings".
The seller is "june2six" and is located in San Mateo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.