VERY RARE ANTIQUE ENGLISH 9K GOLD VICTORIAN MOURNING RING with MILK TOOTH & HAIR
An extremely rare, very special and very sad antique early Victorian English mourning ring. Made of solid 9 carat gold, its engraved twist-style band is inlaid with a woven hair memento, and the unusual gold twist head is set with a tiny child's tooth. It's extremely unusual for a tooth to be included in a mourning ring, they were more usually made as souvenirs of a child's growing up, as they lost their teeth. This one has a distinct mourning flavour to it, with hair section and typical inlaid windows. It will have probably been made for a wealthy member of the gentry to commemorate the death of their child. It dates from around 1840/50 and is in good condition, with light wear/tarnish to the gold and some loss/ageing to the hair near the head. It weighs 2.2 grams and measures 11 mm across the head. The tooth is 5 mm long and its ring size is 6 ¼ US / M UK - not resizeable. What's more, I offer layaway deals so there's no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers - just ask! The item "VERY RARE ANTIQUE ENGLISH 9K GOLD VICTORIAN MOURNING RING with MILK TOOTH & HAIR" is in sale since Wednesday, August 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "victoriousantiquejewellery" and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Metal Purity: 9k
- Main Stone: Tooth
- Metal: Yellow Gold