The use of baby teeth (or "milk teeth") in jewelry was briefly popular in the very late 19th and very early 20th centuries. The people of this time were a sentimental and not-too-squeamish bunch and, as such, they commissioned jewelry made from these tiny treasures to celebrate a landmark moment - the loss of one's baby teeth aka the survival of early childhood. This strikingly modern-looking ring features a pair of bezel-set milk teeth which have been filed into soft triangle shapes. French hallmark.
18k gold (marked), milk teeth
Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use
7, can be resized; 4.2mm head, 1.8mm shank
1837 — 1901
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.