ANTIQUE GEORGIAN MOURNING TURQUOISE BUCKLE RING 18CT GOLD CIRCA 1800
A grand antique Mourning buckle ring from the Georgian era, Circa 1800.
The piece is beautifully designed with an engraved buckle at the front crowned with two Turquoise stones.
The buckle also unclips and opens up to reveal a fabulous display of plaited hair belonging to a loved one from long ago.
Georgian Mourning jewellery sometimes contained a lock of hair as a souvenir to remember a loved one so that a piece of them was always kept close to the wearer.
Turquoise stones are considered a symbol of friendship and were once said to bring good fortune to the wearer. The stone has also long being associated with the Forget me not.
"Forget-me-not, O Lord!" is what a poor German knight shouted as he fell into a river. He and his lady were picking flowers by the side of the river at the time when the poor knight suddenly fell in and sank to the bottom. Upon his cries to the Lord, he threw the blue posy of flowers to his loved one. Hence, the concept of remembrance, eternal love and faithfulness grow from this.
The piece is set in 18ct Yellow Gold and features beautiful floral patterning around the entire circumference.
A rare and highly unique Georgian piece thats steeped in history.
Weighs 5 grams
Measures P ½ in the UK or 8 USA - Can be sized, we offer this service for free, it takes approximately one week.
Width 4mm across.
Stands 3mm off the finger