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This is a wonderful and unusual ring I would like to keep for my own collection because I have not seen a memorial ring like it. I think someone decided to have a nice dress ring engraved for a memorial ring. We have a nice, closed backed and foiled garnet, with a lovely, natural pearl on each side of the garnet. The Yellow gold, i am sure, was meant to be 18 carat, but it actually tests more than 18 carat, and less than 20 carat. The ring is a size 5 and 1/2. The ring is engraved "James Cervetto Esq,"Ob 5th of February 1837 AE 90." The decorated top of the ring measures 1/4 inch North to South and a little over 1 inch East to Best. This one is a beauty!Note: I am attempting to research historical records for the memorial jewelry that I sell. I just located a listing for James Cervetto. I was misreading the script and the age, but when I looked at the inscription in the ring, and compared it with the listing, for the same death date as inscribed on the ring,I discovered this information:
James made his debut playing the cello at the Little Haymarket Theatre on 23 April 1760 aged 13 years. 1771 Principal Cellist in Queen's private band Royal Society of Musicians member for 72 years
James was a famous London Musician , playing the Cello in London for many years
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: red, gold, and while, Size: 5 and 1/2
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Mourning jewelry , Memorial Jewelry, Garnet and Pearl Ring, Early Victorian
$1,000 USD SOLD
Antique English smalls of quality
Specializing in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, English smalls, including leather bound books, silver etc.