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Georgian 18ct Gold Enamel Pearl Mourning Ring, "IN MEMORY OF"

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SKU: 9957

Description:

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Steeped in history, this Georgian 18ct Gold Enamel Pearl mourning ring is alluring to say the least. This piece is decadent and thoughtful, with the inside of the band reading "Katherine Sutton died 20th Feb,y 1826 aged 53", so we think she must have been very special to be commemorated by such a ring.

We love the mourning rings for their charm and character, with every one being different. The Pearls on this piece are soft and luminous, and the 18ct Gold is complemented superbly by the black Enamel, so whether you are an avid collector of antique jewels or simply have a soft spot for mourning rings, you need this piece.

Item Details:

ERA: Georgian, 1825.

RING SIZE: UK Size L  / US Size 5 & 1/2.

MEASUREMENTS: Pearl cluster is 11mm long x 12.5mm wide.
Pearls graduate from 1.5mm to 3.5mm in diameter.
Woven hair panel is 6.5mm long x 4mm wide.
Back of the band is 4mm wide.
Weight: 4.2g.

MATERIALS:  18ct Gold, Pearl, Black Enamel, Woven Hair, Glass.

HALLMARKS: "TT", Portrait, Crown, "18", London Assay, date letter "K" for the year 1825, Inscribed "Katherine Sutton died 20th Feb,y 1826 aged 53" inside band. Tests as 18ct Gold throughout.

Condition:

VERY GOOD. This Georgian 18ct Gold Enamel Pearl mourning ring is in very good condition, and we can't believe how well she's lasted throughout her lifetime- she's almost 200 years old! Each of the Pearls are luminous, smooth and secure within their settings. The 18ct Gold has remained bright over her lifetime, and the black Enamel is equally exquisite, although has worn slightly in one area to the back of the band. The woven hair segment is exactly as when it was first created, and the engravings are perfectly legible!