A beautiful example of a regency era memorial ring with woven hairwork under a domed glass panel encircled by pearls. Inscribed EM to the reverse in elegant scrolling script.
- Crafted in 18ct rose gold.
- Dates to circa 1820.
- In excellent condition for its age. Pearls all original to the ring. The glass panel slightly rubbed but not obvious to the naked eye, and the shank shows evidence of resizing.
- UK ring size P ½, US ring size 8.
- Weighs 3.7g
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This piece dates to the regency era, circa 1820. The ritual of mourning was well established by the early 19th century and the wearing of mourning jewellery was a usual practice among the wealthier classes. It was common to wear a locket, brooch or ring containing a lock of hair from the loved one who had died, often with an inscribed dedication. This beautifully preserved example features a circle of pearls which were often used in mourning jewellery to symbolise the tears of the mourner.
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