Georgian 18kt Enameled Diamond Urn Mourning Locket Ring
This exceptional memorial urn ring from the Georgian era (ca1780s) is quite an exquisite piece! Crafted in vibrant 18kt yellow gold, the ring is richly detailed, and serves as a fine example of the mourning jewelry tradition. Set atop an ornate, graduating band is a circular centerpiece which wraps around the finger, following the curvature of the ring. The plaque centerpiece displays an incredible raised urn image which adorns rich, black enameling and fine old Rose Cut diamonds set along the center, bottom and top. The urn is realistically portrayed and the 3-dimensional appearance accentuates the elegant look of the piece. A hidden compartment can be found along the back of the urn, exposing a small black and white image of a lost loved one. The disguised compartment feature of the ring is not immediately evident due to its seamless design, making it a subtle and secretive feature! Completing the design is an ornately detailed graduating band which has soft cutouts at either shoulder. An exceptional antique mourning ring, it is rich in history and would be perfect for the serious Georgian jewelry collector!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 7.0, but could possibly be resized slightly. Please inquire prior to purchase as significant sizing is not recommended, to preserve the condition of the piece and integrity of the design. The round urn plaque at the center measures 5/8" in diameter. The gold band graduates in width and measures 10mm wide at the shoulders and 2.5mm at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and the enameling remains in good antique condition, with only very minor signs of damage. All of the accent diamonds are intact and the photograph and locket remain intact and well-preserved.