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Georgian 18ct Gold Black & White Enamel Mourning Ring, c.1806

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SKU: 7408

Description:

This Georgian 18ct Gold black and white Enamel mourning ring is an exceptional piece of craftsmanship! The entirety of the ring shank is inlaid with immaculate black and white Enamel with the following inscription "Sir Thos Parkyns Bart. Ob 17th March 1806."

At the centre of this magnificent ring is beautiful braided blonde hair, one of the most sought after colours of hair in antique mourning jewellery. As this ring is covered in Enamel throughout, we do not offer resizing on this piece as it will interfere with an artefact of history. That being said, this ring would be an amazing piece for an avid Georgian jewellery collector. 

Item Details:

ERA: Georgian, c.1806. 

RING SIZE: UK Size T / US Size 9 & 5/8
This ring is not available for resizing.

MEASUREMENTS: Ring head 13mm long x 16mm wide. 
Ring band graduates from 4mm wide at the back to 8mm wide at the ring shoulders. 
Hair panel 8mm long x 12mm wide. 
Weight: 4.6g. 

MATERIALS:  Solid 18ct Gold, Solid 9ct Gold, Enamel (Black and White), Blonde Hair, Glass. 

HALLMARKS: Maker's Mark "I.P". The entirety of the ring tests as solid 18ct Gold, with the exception of the settings around the hair panel testing as sold 9ct Gold.  

Condition:

EXCELLENT: This Georgian 18ct Gold Black & White Enamel mourning ring is in exquisite condition for its age, being over 214 years old! We could wax lyrical about the insane quality of this Enamel, with no signs of scratches or abrasions to the entirety of the ring. The hair work is also securely held in place. This ring is a testament to careful preservation, so you can enjoy its beauty in the exact same way our ancestors did 200 years ago.