This exquisite Georgian mourning ring features a jewelled cluster set with an old mine cut diamond encircled by pearls and rubies, with black enamel on the shoulders, beautifully chased with floral detail all around the band.
- Inscription to the reverse ‘Isaac Edwards Clerk Obt. 29 July 1819’.
- Crafted in 14/15ct gold (tested)
- Dates to circa 1819
- UK ring size N, US ring size 6 ¾
- Weight 4.58g
- In excellent condition, one pearl may be a replacement, head of ring has a locket hinge which is stiff and has not been opened.
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This piece was made in the early 19th century, during the Georgian era, a period in English history defined by the reign Kings George I – George IV. The custom of wearing jewels to commemorate a death experienced a great revival in England during the eighteenth century and memorial jewellery became customary in society, bearing the name of the deceased and the date of their death. Mourning or memorial rings decorated with black enamel were worn to commemorate the death of a family member or loved one and often featured pearls to represent the tears of the mourner. This example displays exceptional detail and craftsmanship throughout its entirety with ornate chased floral decoration. It is a deeply sentimental piece including diamond, symbolic of eternity and rubies for romantic love.
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