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Early Victorian Buckle Heart & Hair Mourning Ring

$1,100.00

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Early Victorian Buckle Heart & Hair Mourning Ring

$1,100.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1840

A beautifully made early Victorian buckle ring dating from the early 19th Century. The buckle itself is paired with an articulated heart drop with turquoise forget-me-not motif, and it features gorgeous chased detailing on pretty much every visible surface. Perhaps the most remarkable feature, however, is the finely woven hair that's set within the band. The elements, together, make this a particularly intimate and personal piece, almost certainly commissioned as a memorial ring. Crafted in 15 karat gold, it dates from the 1840s.

STONES 

Turquoise

MEASUREMENTS 

Width of band: 4.2mm

Heart drop: 6.4 x 5.6mm

WEIGHT 

2.4g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good

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