Opal Pearl and Black Enamel Georgian Mourning Ring c.1817Opal Pearl and Black Enamel Georgian Mourning Ring c.1817Opal Pearl and Black Enamel Georgian Mourning Ring c.1817Opal Pearl and Black Enamel Georgian Mourning Ring c.1817Opal Pearl and Black Enamel Georgian Mourning Ring c.1817Opal Pearl and Black Enamel Georgian Mourning Ring c.1817

Exquisite, classic Georgian craftsmanship exudes from this elegant little mourning ring. A vivid, colorful cabochon-cut opal is held within the face of the ring, surrounded by an array of prong-set silvery pearls. This opal is a modern addition, replacing the original glass-enclosed lock of hair, for a colorful and brilliant touch. The wide shank bears border high-relief detail in rich 18k yellow gold, while black enamel inlay details out intricate memorial lettering on the outer shank surface. This stunning little treasure is a wonderful example of Georgian mourning jewelry, and is an excellent addition to any collection of historical and antique jewelry.

Materials and Features:

Cabochon-cut central opal
Pearls
Black enamel
18k yellow gold [acid tested for fineness]

Age/Origin: Georgian, c.1817. Opal is a modern replacement for the original glass-enclosed lock of hair.

Measurements:

Weight: 8.19 g
Dimensions: 11.0 mm ring face width; 0.8 mm band thickness
Ring size: 8.0 US

Marks: SAM HORROCKS OB 23 JUNE 1817 A35 [gold lettering, with black enamel backdrop, on exterior shank surface]

Condition: The opal and pearls are all sturdily-set. The opal is a modern addition, a replacement for the original glass-enclosed lock of hair (a more traditional feature of many mourning pieces), bringing a unique feature. The gold is a bright and sunny 18k yellow, with sturdy craftsmanship, and particular attention paid to fine details. The band has a well-formed circular shape, with no distortion, for a comfortable and consistent fit. The black enamel has some minor, typical wear, but has overall held up well. There is some minor fading/wear to the external inscription. Some minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage pieces.

ITEM ID
RLJ-1606
STYLE
Georgian, Mourning
MATERIAL
18K Gold, Enamel
COLOR
Black, Gold, Rainbow
STONE
Opal, Pearl
STONE CUT
Cabochon
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Opal Pearl and Black Enamel Georgian Mourning Ring c.1817

$3,250

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