This Georgian 9ct Gold Enamel mourning Swivel locket ring is a once in a lifetime find. On either side if the Enamel panel are the names "Sarah Booth" and "Richard Booth", and whilst these people have been lost to history, we think they were possibly husband and wife.
The Enamel panel bears a striking resemblance to a gravestone, and in classic mourning style, there is blonde hair weaved on its inside. This is a very special ring, made all the more precious in that no one else will have anything quite like this in their collection.
ERA: Georgian, 1791.
RING SIZE: UK Size P / US Size 7 & 1/2.
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MEASUREMENTS: Ring band is 4.5mm wide.
Enamel Swivel is 13mm long x 9.5mm wide x 4.5mm deep.
Hair portion measures 9.5mm long x 6mm wide.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, Enamel, Blonde hair.
HALLMARKS: Tests as 9ct Gold throughout, inscribed "RICHD BOOTH OB.5 FEB 1791 AE 64" & " SARAH BOOTH OB. 16FEB 1811 AE 79".
VERY GOOD. This Georgian 9ct Gold Enamel mourning ring is in very good condition. The swivel mechanism still works perfectly after all these years, and the Enamel work is crisp, fully intact and with only a few minor dings to note. The chunky gold band has a soft rosy hue and is seemingly unharmed by time. The secret locket centre opens up to reveal beautifully woven blonde hair. Considering the age of this piece, she's clearly been very well looked after!