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Georgian 18ct Gold Mourning Ring Dated 1727

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An early 18ct gold Georgian mourning ring that was made in 1827.
It is amazing to think that the following events happened in that year.
In February Spain besieged Gibraltar, in order to recapture the territory.
Also Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo cantata, Ich habe genug, BWV 82, premiered in Leipzig.

In may The Royal Bank of Scotland was founded by Royal Charter in Edinburgh, and in June George, Prince of Wales, became King George II of Great Britain, on the death of his father.

So this little ring was made too to commemorate a life. The top emerald cut crystal contains flakes of green colour. It was most likely a bright emerald green when it was first made, to imitate an emerald which was so rare in those days. It has the original foil inside.

A rare survival of that age.

Written by Olly Gerrish

Wonderful and historic ring

Order before 4pm and receive for FREE tomorrow, Thu 21st June, before 1pm
Date & OriginGeorgian (1714-1830), English
ConditionGood, enamel missing commesurate with the age of the ring
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 18ct gold
Engraved 1827 name is indistinct
ProvenanceEnglish

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