We love these Georgian mourning rings for two reasons. First the look of the wide gold and black enamel ring and the beautiful contrast it creates. Secondly, while they are in fact mourning rings, they are really sentimental or love tokens. Rings were provided via one's estate. The ring or rings were to be given to those close to the departed, so that they might be able to have a token to keep their loved one close to them always.
There are three special things to note about this ring. The first is its condition. It doesn't happen very often, especially considering its age (1805), but this ring is in very good antique condition. Sometimes a mourning ring might be put away in a drawer and never worn or worn only for special occasions.
The second is, it's design. It is a beautiful example of a George III, 18ct gold and black enamel mourning ring. On the outside it reads: James Peers, OB 29, Mar 1806 AT 71. The black and gold stripes are just exquisite!
Lastly, it is hallmarked.
Dimensions & Details: Mourning Ring
- The ring is black enamel over 18 ct gold.
- The ring is a U.S. size (leading edge) 6 and a UK size L 1/2. With wide band rings consider sizing up 1/4 size from the leading edge.
- Due to the pattern and enamel this ring cannot be sized. If you have any questions on size, please contact us for assistance.
Period & Hallmarks
- Georgian (George III).
- Hallmarked for London, 1805.
- Maker's mark: W.H.E.H.
- Acid tested 18 ct gold.
- The ring is in very good, near mint condition, very light scratching not eye visible (only through magnification). It is very hard to find these ring without damage to the enamel.
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