This unusual mourning ring was made in the late 1800's in 14k gold and black enamel. Black enamel was frequently used in Victorian remembrance jewelry along with plaited hair, seed pearls, and jet. Typically mourning rings are engraved inside with information like the name, date of death, and age of the person who was being remembered. It's possible that this ring was a jeweler's model - or was never purchased by a bereaved person - because the inside of the band is missing any obituary information. The ring measures 1/4" in width, is enameled with the word "AMOR", and has a simple diamond pattern. Owing to the loving sentiment and lack of funerary engraving, we think this ring would make a spectacular wedding band.
Currently this ring measures a US size 10, but it can be re-sized up or down +/- one size for an additional fee of $90. Click here to add this service to your order.If you need help determining your ring size, download our ring sizing guide.
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