This is what is being called a mourning ring. This mourning ring has the hair of little baby that died in 1877 at the age of 11 months. The hair is visible behind the glas window in the center of the ring that is surrounded by 19 little rose cut diamonds. In the inside of the ring we see the name of the child and the day he passed away. Rings like this are true collector's items.
Antique jewelry object group: mourning ring
Country of origin: Great Britain
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Period: ca. 1877
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Source of inspiration: romanticism
Theme: as a memento to the death of a child
Material: 18K yellow gold
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Diamonds: 19 little rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Engraving: "Ronald died July 23 1877 aged 11 months"
Hallmarks: English hallmarks for London and 18K and the makers mark CK
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Condition: excellent condition
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Dimensions: top of ring 1.20 cm (0.47 inch) x 1.00 cm (0.39 inch)
Weight: 3.60 gram (2.31 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 56 & 17¾ , Size US 7½ , Size UK: O½
Resizing: Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 10174-4220
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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