c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1857 Antique Momento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Momento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
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c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold

c.1859 Victorian Antique Memento Mori Mourning Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold

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£1,750.00
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£1,750.00
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Ruben König Jewellery presents this important Memento Mori ring in memory of W.J.C Oct. 7th 1859.


This is an exceptionally rare piece and of very early manufacture. I have personally examined the stones in this piece and both Diamonds are very early cuts of stone identified as Old Mine Cuts.


The ring is engraved inside with:
"In Memory of W.J.C Oct. 7th 1859"

The piece has a hair compartment on the reverse of the head with a quartz/rock crystal rub over set cover.

Please read the whole description to help you get a better understanding of this fantastic piece.

Key Points about this item:

  Metal: 18ct Yellow Gold
  Markings:
   - Full UK Hallmark visible inside the band
   - Crown marking for metal type
   - '18' Marking for purity
   - Lions Head for London Assay Office
   - Date letter 'b' for 1859
  Dimensions: 7.5mm at the front tapering to 2.4mm at the back.
  Height/wall thickness: 4.6mm off the finger at the front and 1.7mm at the back

•  Centre Stone: Freshwater 1/2 Pearl
   - Quantity: 1
   - Stone colour: Off White
   - Measurement: 4.5mm
   - Setting type: Grain/claw set

  Shoulder Stones: Old Mine Cut Diamonds
   - Quantity: 2
   - Stone colour: one as E/F other as H/I
   - Stone clarity: I1-I2
   - Setting type: Grain/claw set

  Age of piece: c.1857 hallmark (engraved later as 1859)
  Finish: Polished
  Overall condition: RESTORED. I have had the piece professionally restored by a specialist enameller. They have used a Cold Enamel on the piece and it looks fantastic. Please note this is a collectors item and not an everyday piece. It should be worn with care as it is 163 years old! We have put it back to (as best we can) its former glory. 

What we love about this piece:

♡  A genuine piece from 1857 with UK Hallmarks to prove it

  Restored Cold Enamel so looks amazing

  The Diamonds are nice and bright antique Old Mine Cuts

  Engraving inside to identify who the ring was in memory of

  A true piece of Victorian history

  Free UK Postage via Royal Mail Special Delivery


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