An immaculate Victorian yellow gold enamel mourning ring, the central enamel plaque with the initials for 'MR' (the name of which is 'Margaret K...' sadly the surname has been removed from the inside of the shank) within a natural seed pearl surround. Dating from this period the pearls will be natural, untreated split seed pearls and were used regularly in mourning jewellery to represent tears. The yellow gold band is carved with the words 'IN MEMORY OF' in a beautiful black letter typeface which is showing very little to no signs of wear (please see images).


The internal inscription reads 'Margaret K... died 10th Oct 1885'.


Please let us know if you require any additional details, pictures or video clips of this ring. Unfortunately this ring can't be resized due to the ornate detail on the shank. 


RING SIZE  - UK N½/ US 6¾-7


DIMENSIONS - The head measures 14mm wide x 12mm deep
The band is 8mm wide at the widest part of the shank
The diameter of the ring is 18mm


MATERIALS - 18k yellow gold/ seed pearls/ black enamel


WEIGHT - 5.17g


HALLMARKS - None, tested as 18k yellow gold


CONDITION - Very good, commensurate with age. Pearls are all well matched and in excellent condition. Enamel untouched and 'In Memory Of' remains intact throughout and all letter forms lovely and crisp. 

Victorian In Memory Of 18k Gold, Black Enamel and Pearl Mourning Ring circa 1885

  • Total diameter of the ring approx. 18mm

    Resizing available upon request, here.



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