ANTIQUE GEORGIAN MOURNING RING ENGRAVED MARGARET MC BAEN DIED 1818
This fabulous collectable Mourning ring is steeped in English
history, set in 18ct yellow gold and set with a
beautifully detailed shank.
On the inside it is engraved ‘Margaret McBaen Died 17 July 1818’
The front window has a crystal section with plaited hair underneath.
Mourning jewellery mirrored the lives and times of the people
who wore it. It was a souvenir to remember a loved one, a reminder
to the living of the inevitability of death, a status symbol, especially
during the Victorian Era. Mourning Jewellery has been worn from the
middle ages up until the Victorian era. The jewellery consists of
formulaic rings made of gold and black enamel and decorated with
standard memento mori such as skulls and coffins.
A black enamel border chases around the outer gallery.
Set with a lovely shank that is detailed all the way round with
beautiful all round workmanship.
The crystal window is a little scuffed but this is nothing for
its age, being 199 years old.
It weighs 2.2 grams
Measures O ½ in the UK or 7 ½ USA
The face of this ring measures 11mm across x 9mm down
The spread of the ring measures 18mm across
Stands 2mm off the finger
In excellent condition
ITEM NUMBER 6843