In Memory of...
Victorian mourning ring in gold with enamel decoration, London 1852
"In Memory of" - that's how the inscription on this ring reads. Delicate vines adorn its rail of high-carat gold, interspersed with black enamel accents. Two bands adorned in pale greyish blue, bearing the above inscription, wind around the central agate, which is of a darker greyish blue colour. The central stone is still a blank page: for reasons that are hidden to us today, it is not yet adorned with a coat of arms or monogram. Thus, even today, after more than 150 years, the ring can be engraved with the memory of a beloved person, just as it was once intended. With its restrained yet not monotonous colouring, the ring was probably worn during the period of semi-mourning - or even after the period of mourning actually prescribed by etiquette had long since passed. In its detailed, solid workmanship, the ring is a precious piece of jewelry that has survived beautifully through the ages. We found it in London, the place of its creation during Queen Victoria's reign.
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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.