A sentimental ring from 1898, modelled in solid 18ct gold. The front of the ring is simple in design, set with a single white pearl surrounded by a star of black enamel. The white pearl was often used to symbolise tears and purity, which the black of the enamel being typical of loss.
To the inside of the band, we discover who these great symbols were for with the hand etched inscription “In memory of Mother Jane Armstrong”. The phrasing suggests this could have been in mourning of a religious figure, however this is slightly ambiguous. All that we do know is Jane Armstrong was much loved and missed.
A true piece of history you can wear on your hand, this ring may be over 120 years old, but it is offered in pristine condition, ready for Jane Armstrong’s next caretaker.
1898 Enamel Star Mourning Ring
Pearl Measurements: 4mm
Metal: 18ct gold, assayed Chester 1898
Shank Width: 6.5mm – 3.5mm
Ring Size: O (US 7)
Please add the size you require as a note at checkout.
We offer a ring re-sizing service by our antique specialist for a small fee, starting at £40.
Most of our rings can be resized, but if they can’t we will stipulate this in the description.
As a rule we will only alter a ring by three UK sizes. If you would like to size a ring more than three UK sizes (either up or down) please contact us on a case by case basis and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
We do not offer refunds on altered pieces, so please make sure you love your new piece before you purchase.
Sizing takes approximately 1-2 weeks.