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Georgian Milk Tooth Ring

$3,250.00

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Georgian Milk Tooth Ring

$3,250.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1830

Remarkable late Georgian ring set with a single child's milk tooth along with an intricately woven lock of hair threaded through the band. Setting milk teeth into jewellery became popular during the late Georgian period, a time when infant mortality rates were high... if your child grew old enough to lose a tooth it was an event worth commemorating. And in this case with a lock of hair for added sentiment. A gold wire border with a loop at each of the compass points surrounds the tooth, and simple engraved details adorn the outer band - crafted in 9 karat gold throughout. Circa 1830.

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 10.8 x 11.6mm

Width of band:3.3mm

WEIGHT 

2.1g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 9k gold 

CONDITION 

Good overall condition. The tooth is cracked and the hair no longer quite covers the full circumference of the band. 

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