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'.
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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.