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Cabochon Garnet & Natural Pearl Georgian Mourning Ring

837C
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A good example of a Georgian mourning ring. Garnets were often used as they represented blood, and the pearls were for tears! As if that isn’t enough there is black enamel which represents death. Black was used if the one remembered had been married, and white was for the unmarried. They were often engraved on the inside of the shank with the departed’s name and the date of his/her sad demise… These rings are highly collectable, especially if they are in good condition.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Condition

Good, very slight damage to the narrow white enamel band

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold Garnet Pearl

Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to 12ct gold

Measurements

Garnet, 1cm in diameter. 1.5cm outer in diameter.

Item Number

837C

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