The quality of this Georgian gem is worthy of being added to any collection of mourning jewelry. The ring features an oval shaped garnet that is clean and without flaws. Surrounding the garnet are split seed pearls that are equally fine and appear to be original. They are claw set in the ring. The pearl are highlighted by black enamel and a scalloped gold border.
In addition there is a shank of delicate engraving showing floral and wavy designs. The inside of the shank has an English hallmark indicating the ring is 18 K gold and is dated 1828. It also memorializes an individual who died at age 66.
The ring is size 7 and weighs 4 grams. The top measures 1/2 inch in diameter. Having the inclusion of the red of the garnet, the white pearls and black enamel makes this more decorative than many of the memorial rings we have had in the past. It is a beauty in wonderful antique condition.