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  • Antique Victorian Memento Mori Mourning Gold Ring
  • Antique Victorian Memento Mori Mourning Gold Ring

Antique Victorian Memento Mori Mourning Gold Ring

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Details

Victorian mourning 9ct gold ring featuring delicate woven hair framed by a flower secured behind glass. The ring is decorated with floral swirls. The most unique and special part of this ring is the beautiful inscription on the inside, it says "In Memory of, Edwin Ade Jan 23rd / 58 ages 30". 

 

HISTORY

Mourning jewellery dates back to the 16th century, it became popular in the Victorian era when Prince Albert passed away when Queen Victoria went into mourning. The most interesting pieces of mourning jewellery include hairwork, which was not necessarily from the deceased much of the hair was imported from Europe to keep up with demand. It was used to created a connection between a decreased loved one.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The ring is a UK size K and a US size 5.5. The flower in the centre of the ring measures 0.8cm / 0.3" in height.

 

CONDITION

The ring is in excellent antique condition.