Mourning Ring in its Original Box circa 1822

From our sweet and wonderful collection of Antique Mourning jewelry comes this early ring in gold with woven hair under a beveled edged crystal with a surround of faceted onyx gems in a pie crust setting. The band of the ring is enameled in black and bears the words "In Memory Of" in Gold Gothic Script. The edges of the band are decorated with a deeply carved rose garland. The inside of the ring is engraved with "Thomas James" "died 22 Dec.r 1822" "aged 8 yrs" It is still in its original box from Manchester England.

The Victorians held great meaning in symbolism and that is reflected in the use of colors and gems in mourning pieces. The faceted onyx on this ring represents deep mourning, and the loss of someone quite dear. The hair under the crystal is plaited and light brown with golden highlights in color. 

Materials: 18k yellow gold, enamel. onyx, crystal, and Human hair.

Measurements: 11.5mm wide at the front, and 6.2mm wide at the back.

Size: Finger size 8, cannot be resized.

Era: 1822

Condition: Excellent with some wear to the stones.