This ring is fully hallmarked complete with the rare hallmark of Queen Victorias head, alongside the Birmingham assay mark, 18 and the date letter for the year 1865. The ring reads'In Memory Of' in black enamel. Black Enamel was used in jewellery to signify mourning. The trend of mourning jewellery reached its high point after the death of Prince Albert in 1861, when Queen Victoria, as well as members of her court, wore black clothing and matching mourning jewellery for decades. This is a beautiful highly collectable ring which would make a great addition to any collection.
STONES Pearl and Sardonyx METAL 18ct Yellow Gold MEASUREMENTS Ring head measures 1cm x 1cm Flower measures 5mm Pearls measure 2mm RING SIZE US - 6 / UK - M WEIGHT 2.8 grams HALLMARKS Crown, 18, Birmingham, Q (1865), Queen Victoria CONDITION This antique ring shows sign of a life well loved. While the gold band remains thick and free from any damage or thinning, there is some age related wear to the enamelling.
The carved flower centre remains in excellent condition and the Pearls remain secure. Some of the Pearls look to have possibly been replaced over the years, this is all reflected in the price. All orders are posted with a fully tracked and signed for service. Orders placed by 12pm GMT will be dispatched the same day.
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