Victorian 18 K Gold Mourning Ring with antique ivory (former hair compartment replaced) and black enamel. This lovely Victorian ring has writing in gold "in memory of" against black enamel with scalloped edges and an oval cabochon of antique ivory set horizontally where the hair compartment once was. This fully Hallmarked ring was made in Birmingham and has all the usual hallmarks: crown, 18ct including the duty mark during Queen Victorias reign (other stamps I cannot read). Initials "CV" and "1863" are engraved to the back with a very stable hairline crack to the back of the ring where the gold was re-soldered (where the hair was removed and antique ivory placed). It is a size 6.5 U.S. and was resized at one point but done very well. The ring is 2.4 grams and is in very fine antique condition made extremely well with attention to detail.
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