Antique Fine Mourning

XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian


XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian
XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian

XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian   XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian

One of my all time favorites, but alas... Too many favorites, not enough fingers. This beautiful French antique Georgian to early Victorian ring has so much going for it. Forget Me Not Floral design.

Set with 15 rose cut diamonds for added sparkle in inlaid silver bezels (as was customary for the time). Wide hand engraved bezel with closed back. Ornate shoulders highlighted with additional blue enamel and wide band tapering towards the back. 18k buttery gold with rosy highlights to the raised areas from organic wear over years and years. Large footprint on the finger.

May have been a mourning piece or just a romantic token with the forget me not design. At first when looking inside the ring face, I thought it may have been some sort of conversion, but when I saw the ring shoulders with the matching enamel and organic wear, it looks like it was always a ring. Box used for staging is not included.

Size 6 1/2, ring face is about 21mm by 17mm. Weight is a sturdy 5.85 grams. Please note that all my pieces are in estate condition. Gold has held up very well as has the enamel considering age. There are a few shallow flakes of loss to the top clear layer of the enamel coating at the top edge of the ring and at the bottom edge.

None of the loss reaches through the blue enamel to the gold underneath, so the ring face appears complete blue, but when you look at it in a reflection you can see the unevenness in those areas. Quite a bit of loss to the enamel that was inlaid into the ring shoulders, but they are mostly tucked under the large ring face so this is not very noticeable until you hold it up at eye level and try to look at the inside areas.

Typical antique diamonds with some natural inclusions and some gray tints from them being set into a closed back setting that has aged. Still a fantastic, scarce and eye catching piece.

But - Please note due to age, like all my antique pieces, this piece is not in mint condition. I would be delighted if you'd follow me. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in this country: US.

  1. Antique: Yes
  2. Shape: Floral
  3. Color: Blue
  4. Main Stone Color: White/Colorless
  5. Year Manufactured: Pre-1920
  6. Material: Gold, Enamel, Diamond
  7. Metal: Yellow Gold
  8. Jewelry Department: Fine
  9. Vintage: Yes
  10. Main Stone: Diamond
  11. Brand: Antique
  12. Ring Size: 6.5
  13. Type: Ring
  14. Metal Purity: 18k
  15. Era: Georgian, Victorian, Belle Epoque,
  16. Main Stone Shape: Rose Cut
  17. Style: Stacker, Stackable, Ring Stack, Mourning, Band, Cocktail, Statement, Wide Band, Enamel
  18. Base Metal: Gold
  19. Theme: Love
  20. Original/Reproduction: Original
  21. Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  22. Country of Origin: France
  23. Motif: Pansy, Floral, Belle Epoque, Mourning, Enamel
  24. Tags: Rose Cut Diamond, Blue Enamel, Cobalt, Pansy


XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian   XL French Antique Enamel FORGET Me NoT Rose Cut Diamond 18k Gold Ring Georgian