This is a lovely ring from the late 19th Century, Victorian era. It is known as hair jewelry; a very popular type of jewelry in that time period. It is made of woven brown hair and tested 10 karat yellow gold with a pink cast.
The ring is a size 7 1/2, which is unusual, as most Victorian women were tiny and finding a ring to fit the more common sizes of today is rare. There is a central pink gold plaque, which was meant for a monogram if desired. None is present. The ring is lined in the gold and the hair is finely woven and has a deep brown color.
The ring is 1/8" wide and the center plaque has a length of 3/8". It weighs 1.9 grams. It is in fine antique condition.
I am including the pretty black velvet box with a mother of pearl button with the ring. That is how I purchased it. The box is in excellent condition and probably much newer than the ring.
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