Antique Georgian Diamond Enamel Mourning Ring
A remarkable antique Georgian mourning ring from the early 19th Century featuring a large face fitted with a glass window in the centre with the initials “M.R.” displayed as a monogram over plaited blonde hair.
Mourning jewellery was worn in remembrance of a deceased loved one and often contained a lock of their hair so that a piece of them was always kept close to the wearer.
The outer border is decorated with eight twinkling rose cut diamonds and layered in white and sky-blue enamel with an engraved edge and golden stars in between. The white enamel is symbolic of purity and innocence and indicates it may have been made in memorial of a beloved child.
The ring is modelled entirely in 18ct gold and features ornate shoulders fashioned in a foliate style. It was clearly very dear to its original owners and deserves to be treasured once more.
WEIGHT: 9.4 grams
MEASURES: Size M ½ (UK), 6 ½ (US) - Can be sized, we offer this service for free, it takes approx. 1-2 weeks to complete.
FACE MEASURES: Height 36mm x Width 22mm x Depth 6mm – Window Height 25mm x Width 12mm
METAL: 18ct Gold (Tested)
AGE: Georgian. (Circa 1800 – 1830)
ITEM NUMBER: JF6