Possibly the most spectacular mourning ring we have had the pleasure of handling. Modelled in solid 18ct yellow gold, this historic piece weighs an impressive 13.1g.
A large blue and white navette shaped ring set with three sparkling diamonds to the centre. The diamonds are possible replacement stones as we believe they have less age than this Georgian era piece.
The centre of the ring is rich royal blue enamel, surrounded by a boarder of white enamel, often used to symbolise purity. The enamel is in good overall condition with only slight loss to the tip of the navette and some potential repair. This enamelled panel sits just slightly above the rest of the head, which is hollow, and we believe at some point it could have been prised open to reveal a locket compartment, although we cannot be certain.
To the back of the ring we have some insight as to its history with a partial lost inscription we believe to read “ John Kilringlon Esq…. 1788 aged 39”. Although the date is partially lost due to some scratching we do date this piece to c.1800 and it is a fine example of a mourning ring.
Impressive Georgian Mourning Ring
Diamond Carat: 0.12ct (2.5mm – 2mm)
Dimensions of Head: 32mm x 18mm
Metal: 18ct gold, tested
Ring Size: K ½ (US 5 3/8)
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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.