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1806 Garnet Mourning Ring 1806 Garnet Mourning Ring 1806 Garnet Mourning Ring 1806 Garnet Mourning Ring 1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
Vintage

1806 Garnet Mourning Ring

$1,450
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
1806 Garnet Mourning Ring
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Resizing generally takes about a week and costs $75. Please note that resized rings are non-returnable. If you'd like to keep the option of a return open, you may send it back to us at a later date for resizing.
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Returns of unaltered items are accepted within 10 days of receipt of your order for a refund or store credit, less shipping costs. Please note that international shipments, special orders and items that have been resized, altered, or custom made are non-returnable. See our full return policy.

An unusual Georgian-era mourning ring with a rectangular garnet cabochon center surrounded by opalescent white enamel and a black enamel border. In the 18th century white enamel was commonly used in mourning jewelry to represent the loss of a child. The inscription inside corresponds with that symbolism as it reads "John Poore, born 24 Nov. 1805, died 8 Nov 1806." A little research suggests the wearer might have been part of a Poore family that settled in New Hamphire in the 18th century.

Though the ring represents a tragedy, rings like this were meant to celebrate the life of a loved one. The glowing red garnet heart and halo of pink-tinged white enamel feels particularly poetic and ethereal. 

Currently a size 7-/4 and best not resized. Note that rings of this era are somewhat delicate and should be worn carefully.

Materials

Garnet, 14K and Enamel

Date

c1806

Condition

Good. Very minor enamel losses. Oxidation.

Size

US Size 7-1/4 (best not resized)