This is a wonderful mourning ring. It is crafted of 18 carat gold, marked, with black enamel, natural pearls, and glass bezel, under which is the tightly woven hair of the beloved. The words "In Memory Of," written in gold, go all around the shank of the black enamel. There are 10 lovely natural pearls surrounding the hair locket, and the shank is a substantial 1/4 inch wide. The ring weighs 6 grams, and is fully hallmarked , declaring the ring to be British, 18 carat gold, minted in Sheffield, while George IV was the sovereign. Underneath the hair work is inscribed the words " Henry Coates Esq. Ob 9th Mar 1825. AET 77. This ring is in excellent, condition. Often these rings were given out at funerals and rarely ever worn. This ring can't be sized, but a little trick I have learned from a customer is as follows: If the ring is a little too large, buy moleskin in the foot care section of the pharmacy, and stick it in the inside of the shank. This won't damage the ring, but will make it slightly smaller.
Memorial Ring, Black Enamel, Pearls, Hairwork , Georgian