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1772 Georgian Mourning Ring 1772 Georgian Mourning Ring 1772 Georgian Mourning Ring 1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
Vintage

1772 Georgian Mourning Ring

$3,350
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
1772 Georgian Mourning Ring
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We have an excellent jeweler who handles our ring resizing. 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.
US orders ship by insured UPS for $15. Expedited shipping is also available at checkout. International shipping is available for $125.

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.

One of the most pristine and interesting 18th century mourning rings we've found. The image— a pyramidal tomb surrounded by cypress trees in the same shape— is unusual. Scenes of weeping classical figures and urns under willows are much more common. The design here is unusually austere, and based more strictly on ancient symbolism.The image is composed of sepia ink, as well as tiny bits of hair that make up the cypress branches. White enamel-work around the shank reads “Sarah Smith OB: 17 Nov 1772 AE 23,” shorthand for her date of death, and her age. White enamel was usually reserved for pieces meant to mourn the death of a child. This was likely Sarah’s mother’s ring.

Materials

Sepia Ink and Hair under Crystal, 18K Gold and White Enamel

Date

1772

Condition

Good. Losses to enamel work on band. Sepia image is in excellent condition but three tiny dead insect bodies are visible under the crystal. They are very difficult to see without magnifcation.

Size

US Size 6-3/4 (cannot be resized)
Face: 16 x 14.5mm