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Victorian "IN MEMORY OF" Memorial Ring

$3,400.00

Victorian "IN MEMORY OF" Memorial Ring

$3,400.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1878

A fantastic antique memorial ring, consisting of six panels each set with ornate black enamel against the gold band. Each panel features the letters: IN, ME, MO, RY and OF or IN MEMORY OF, with an additional panel featuring a black enamel cross. The quality is amazing, with a rococo style edge and the inner band featuring the initials IB, SB and MB. These rings were worn by grieving family members and close friends, as a visible sign of mourning. It bears English hallmarks for 18k gold, dating it to Birmingham and the year 1878, and is made to fit a size 9 finger. 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size: 9 

Width of band: 6.7mm

Rise off finger: 1.1mm

WEIGHT 

7.9g

MARKS 

English hallmarks for 18k gold, Birmingham 1878

CONDITION 

Very good, slight enamel loss 

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