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  • Victorian Mourning Jewelry (in Memory of) Marquise Shaped Cluster of Rose Cut Diamonds and Seed Pearls
  • Victorian Mourning Jewelry (in Memory of) Marquise Shaped Cluster of Rose Cut Diamonds and Seed Pearls
  • Victorian Mourning Jewelry (in Memory of) Marquise Shaped Cluster of Rose Cut Diamonds and Seed Pearls
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Victorian Mourning Ring (in Memory of) with Rose Cut Diamonds and Seed Pearls circa 1877

Regular price $875.00 USD
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All we can say about this piece is "wow!"

Dated to 1877, this Victorian mourning ring is in like-new condition. Three small rose cut diamonds are vertically set in a marquise bezel and are enveloped by twelve seed pearls. The real fun begins with the band.

On the outer side of the shank, the 18K yellow gold words "IN • MEM • ORY • OF" are gleaned through exquisitely pitch black enamel. The band's interior is engraved, in cursive, with: "Thomas Ritchie...23rd May 1877."

What's stunning about this piece is that as of 2022, this ring is 145 years old -- and it looks brand new.

DETAILS
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METAL: 18K Yellow Gold (stamped)
WIDTH: 12.8mm (at widest point) -- the shank tapers from 7.7mm to 2.8mm
WEIGHT: 2.7g
SIZE: 7.5 (can be sized)

CARE & MAINTENANCE

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your jewelry will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan.

We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one!