A Victorian Pearl And Emerald Mourning Ring
A Victorian pearl and emerald mourning ring, the octagonal-cut emerald surrounded by six half-pearls set in the form of flower petals, to the back a hair locket compartment, each shoulder set with a smaller emerald, the shank engraved with foliate and geometric decorations, all in yellow gold tested as 18ct, circa 1870, head measuring 1×1.6cm, finger size O, gross weight 3.1 grams. This ring is in very good condition, small abrassion to the side emeralds, consistent with the age of the piece. Unmarked, tested as 18ct gold.
A charming and sentimental Victorian ring. This ring features bright emeralds and luminous pearls: the central emerald forms the centre of a floral shape, and the pearls form the petals. The yellow gold band is ornately carved in a typically Victorian style, and there is a locket to the back of the ring to hold a lock of hair. This was a common Victorian practice: a lock of hair from a loved one or a deceased family member was often enclosed in jewellery to keep the person close to the wearer. This ring is a wonderful antique piece.
The finger size of most of our rings can be adjusted and our workshop will be happy to do this free of charge. If you do not know your finger size please request us to post you a finger measure.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.