This is a mourningRings made especially to mark the death of a loved one. Often called 'memento mori' rings. Rare examples survive intact and are highly collectable. More piece which was made circa 1800. The glass is rose cutThe ‘rose cut’, defined by its rounded outline and multiple triangular facets, is one of the earliest diamond cuts, with its origins in sixteenth century Europe. A rose cut typically has a flat base and anywhere from six to twenty four facets, the latter known as a full rose cut. More and striking. The chain matches the cross and terminates half way round the neck. I have attached some black ribbon to complete the piece, which is how it would have been originally.
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