This antique, Georgian, 18 karat gold ring is dated February 16, 1815. It commemorates the death of Thomas Broadley Esquire at the age of 37.
It is in excellent, completely original condition. The black and white enamel is elegant and accents the gold. The gold work is refined and I especially love the simplicity of the reeded borders.
The ring is a size 7 1/2 US x 7.7mm wide. It is beautiful worn alone, or stacked with other rings. I included a photo of another beautiful mourning ring that is also available for sale and is quite perfect worn together with this band.
People of stature and wealth would often choose the ring they wanted given to friends and loved ones before their death. These rings offered a token of love and friendship to be cherished long after their demise.
Today these rings are worn and appreciated for the beauty of the work and for the love of history. Finding good examples in original condition is becoming very difficult.
Condition is superb. It cannot be sized as it would lose the inscription.
Georgian, England 1815