Some examples seen in the last photo - thanks for stopping by! Beautiful antique Victorian mourning ring in 18k gold with wonderful rosy patina. The ring face has a star design set with 6 small rose cut diamonds around a tall center pearl that is set with a rivet no adhesive as you can see the rivet from inside the ring face. The shoulders of the ring read In Memory Of, with the first part of the phrase on the left side and the remainder on the right, so you can read it across the ring when looking down on it on the hand. I believe this was originally a locket back ring, as there is a small round compartment / space behind the ring face but there is no cover or glass pane so it is now a hollow open area.
The inside is engraved with the ornate initials EH. It is a bit heartbreaking to think about but what a lovely remembrance! I acquired this piece in England. It has full and clear hallmarks for Birmingham, 18k gold, for the year 1883, so a very old piece. Box used for staging is not included.
Size 7, the ring face is about 10mm in diameter and with the applied pearl, it stands about 7mm off the finger. Please note that all my pieces are in estate condition. Beautiful patina to the gold. NOTE: The pearl has two circles of loss to the iridescent top layer so please look for that in photos. One on the top left side and one on the top right side.It is still clean and white but some areas of the pearl have the pretty iridescent sheen / lustre, and then in those two spots it is a matte finish. So the pearl doesn't shine like it once did.
The back of the ring face may have had a glass panel to hold hair at one time but it is vacant space now. Typical Victorian era rose cut diamonds with grayish hues. Surface wear and scratching and a little softening to the text from wear but still very legible with no letters lost from rubbing to the gold shoulders. Still a fantastic and eye catching piece. But - Please note due to age, this piece is not in mint condition.
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