English Pearl Diamond and Enamel Victorian Mourning Ring
- $ 695.00
- $ 695.00
- Unit Price
We are listing a selection of truly special pieces from our collection of antique mourning jewelry. These wonderful rings are incredible tokens of love and sentiment that have come down to us through history. This is the perfect opportunity to add a genuinely unique jewel to your collection.
This Victorian mourning ring was made in Chester, England in 1887. The highly detailed 15k gold band integrates a plait of woven hair within it, the hair is revealed through helix-like windows. The front of the ring features a quatrefoil of natural pearls embellished with a single rose cut diamond. The pearl-set top is flanked by arrows in black enamel. The gold is beautifully engraved and creates a dramatic contrast with the black enamel. This ring is hallmarked for Chester, 18k gold and the year 1887.
The Victorians held great meaning in symbolism and that is reflected in the use of colors and gems in mourning pieces. The black enamel on this ring represents the deep love and grief felt for the deceased. Pearls symbolize the tears wept at the loved one's loss. What an extraordinary and beautiful piece of history.
Details.....Currently a size 8. This ring cannot be sized. The front of the ring measures 8.6mm, the back of the band measures 4.8mm. In Good condition for its age. This piece is as is, the enamel is chipped and the hair is worn. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique pieces, we consider it part of the charm.
Item number pb76.