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Belle Époque Milk Tooth Ring

$875

The use of baby teeth (or "milk teeth") in jewelry has nothing to do with mourning. Quite the opposite - during the last centuries, it was worth celebrating if your child survived long enough to lose his or her first teeth. Thus, the Victorians (a sentimental and not-too-squeamish bunch) commissioned jewelry made from these tiny treasures. This exquisitely simple ring features a bezel-set milk tooth with a flat gold shank. French hallmark.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), milk tooth

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    4.25, can be resized; 5.5mm head, 1.8mm shank

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

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.