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Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription
Antique Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring With Hair Weave & Dated Inscription

Georgian 9ct Gold Rectangular Mourning Ring, Hair Weave & Dated Inscription

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£325.00
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£325.00
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Steeped in history and tender sentiment this Georgian 9ct gold mourning ring is engraved on the back of the face "God Bless the Owner, RR to LK, 20 Aug. 1800" We think it is a conversion piece and it started life as a gents cravat pin but at some point a gold band has been added so it can be worn as a ring.

As a ring it has quite a large rectangular face that reaches to the middle knuckle and it has a flat profile when viewed from the side. The front is set with a glass oval locket compartment that contains a weave of dark brown hair. A tiny seed pearl is set into the back of the ring where the inscription is, perhaps hinting at tears shed for the deceased. A slim thin gold band completes this unique mourning piece.

Showing a 225 year old age the ring is in good honest antique condition with light surface scratches and particular wear and a some tarnish to the gold on the back where the inscription is, please see the photos. The hairwork inside the compartment is still tightly braided and nice and visible through the glass that is damage free. Cosmetically the ring looks much better in real life than on the photos which are taken in extreme close up so the tiny flaws are magnified out of proportion.

We do consider this ring to be a fairly fragile piece given its advanced antique age and its likely conversion so should you decide to wear this rare piece of history, please consider wearing it cautiously and occasionally. In the same vein sizing is not advised, nor do we recommend that you attempt to remove the glass locket compartment to replace the hair. 

MATERIALS: 9ct gold

RING SIZE: UK N-1/2, US 7

MEASUREMENTS: face 3/4" (2cm) tall, 1/2" (1.4cm) wide, band 1.75mm wide

WEIGHT: 1.7 grams.

HALLMARKS: the later band is stamped '9ct'

DATE: Georgian dated 1800

At Mercy Madge we offer quality antique and vintage jewellery sourced in Great Britain. Each piece is hand selected with you in mind and we rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone!

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* All gemstones have been tested and verified using a Presidium Gemstone Tester. All measurements and carat weights given are approximations.

* Our photographs have been taken in extreme close up to show you every tiny detail. This often means that any flaws or damage which you can see on the photos will be invisible when viewed normally with the eye. This can also mean that the item can appear larger on the screen than it is in person, so please be sure to read our written description to double check all sizes and dimensions.

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Materials: 9ct Gold.