Open the magnificent enameled top and discover a hidden compartment holding a hair creation beautifully woven into a braid form. What we have is a memorial ring honoring George Williams Esq. who died in 1792 at age 82.
The oval cover features an enamel urn surrounded by a white enamel ring (miner amount missing) and black enamel with gold initials. The top is fitted with a fine hinge and tiny closure. The closure is not tight but could be enhanced by a competent jeweler. The interior of the shank shows the original solder holding the hinge.
The gold tests 15K and the ring is size 9. It could be made smaller but we do not suggest making the change. The interior is engraved with the gentleman's age and date of death--1792 at age 82.
This is truly an excellent example of Georgian history.
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