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Stuart Crystal Mourning Ring with Cherubs

Stuart crystal takes it's name from the rock crystal jewelry worn by…

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from Boylerpf

Antique Sterling Silver Victorian Banded Agate Ring

Antique Sterling Silver Victorian Banded Agate Ring #boylerpf #Online #Mourning #Chrysoprase #Salmon #Peacock #Trilogy #Cameo #Panther #Bohemian

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from Erica Weiner

Baroque Mourning Ring with Skull and Crossbones and Cipher

This spectacular and rare mourning ring was made in the first years of what is…

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from Erica Weiner

Georgian Rococo Amethyst and Diamond Mourning Ring

This Georgian mourning ring is a lovely example of the ornate Rococo…

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from Erica Weiner

Garnet Coffin Ring

((about)) A crimson coffin-cut garnet is set into warm 10k yellow gold as a modern memento mori. The clasped hands detail - a symbol of faith, love and devotion - is concealed in the wearer's palm. It

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from Erica Weiner

Victorian Diamond and Pearl Mourning Ring with Striped Enamel

Victorian Diamond and Pearl Mourning Ring with Striped Enamel, c. 1883, $1,400

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from Erica Weiner

Victorian Shield Wax Seal "D" Ring with Memorial Dedication

New to our website, a navy blue and white enameled mourning ring with traces of sealing wax still visible in the intaglio's grooves. It's engraved inside:💀 "In memory of Sophia Roberts Obt Feb 7th 1857".

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from Erica Weiner

Belt Motif Mourning Ring with Concealed Hair Channel

Before affordable portrait photography was developed, carrying a lock of hair was one of the most common ways of keeping the physical memory of a departed loved one close. This mourning ring, made in 18k yellow gold in 1881, was ingeniously designed to keep a band of braided hair safe - and concealed - under two hinged panels. Explore our entire collection of antique mourning rings on the site now.

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Victorian Pearl and Rock Crystal Mourning Ring

18k rosy yg birmingham 1863, four pearls with rock crystal center size 6.25 cannot be resized 4.6mm band 8.3mm head ((about))"Hair is at once the most delicate and lasting of our materials and survives us like love. It is so light, so gentle, so escaping from the idea of death, that, with a lock of hair belonging to a child or friend, we may almost look to heaven and compare notes with angelic nature, may almost say: 'I have a piece of thee here, not unworthy of thy being now.'" - Godey's Lady's Book, 1860 The use of memorial jewelry is in evidence as far back as Ancient Rome, but it reached the apex of it's production and popularity in the Victorian era. This memorial ring is a beautiful example of the early Victorian style, complete with very fine hair work -- an element introduced in the 1600s, but expanded upon and perfected in the Victorian era. The ring features a face set with four seed pearls (the symbol of tears), and a faceted rock crystal at the center. The hoop of the ring is hand-chased and set with a partially concealed channel of plaited hair. The braid is in excellent condition and is revealed through five extended diagonal cut outs. The inside of the band is hallmarked for Birmingham 1863 and 18k gold. This ring is a size 6.25 and cannot be sized. ((details)) Materials: 18k yellow gold, seed pearls, rock crystal, plaited hair Age: c. 1863 Condition: Excellent Size: US 6.25, cannot be resized; 8.3mm head, 4.6mm hoop Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Nolita, New York.

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from Erica Weiner

Victorian Ouroboros Hair Locket Ring

A snake with tail in mouth, forming an endless circle, is also known as…

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