Mourning jewellery has been around since 1600s, but became more popular during the 1800s when Queen Victoria mourned the death of Prince Albert. During the Victorian era, mourning jewellery would be decorated with symbols that included initials, angels, and so much more! Loose hair is also common in mourning jewellery, like this item here. Mourning jewellery is worn in memory of a lost loved one, capturing their spirit in the jewellery which could be a ring, pendant or bracelet.
This special ring dates back to 1893 and holds great sentimental value! This particular ring has been hand engraved with soft script lettering, with what appears to be, 'JW' or 'WJ'- depending on the way you look at it. Dark hair has been expertly pleated and set into the open section of the shank, which has been decorated with individual panels. These have been individually engraved with initials that spell 'David'.
This ring is super eyecatching and a great collectable for anyone interested in antique or mourning jewellery.
Size- UK N 1/2
Hallmark- Date Hallmark M (1893), 9ct Gold, AC Makers Mark, Edinburgh Assay Office
Weight- 2.7 grams
This amazing jewel will arrive in one of our sleek, signature Eloise Jewellery ring boxes. As this ring is an antique, there are signs of wear which we have managed to show in the photos.
The Eloise boutique and jewellery workshop is situated in the coastal town of Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland. We opened in 1996 and are a trusted name in our area, winning the award of Best Gift Shop in Scotland 2017 and Best Craft or Creative Business in Fife 2018. Everything we list we have for sale in the boutique, all goods are genuine and as described.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch, we have an onsite jewellery workshop with experienced jewellers on-hand to cater to your needs, the possibilities are endless!