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Early 20th Century Dutch Milk Teeth & Pearls Ring


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 Edwardians (a sentimental and not-too-squeamish bunch) commissioned jewelry made from these tiny treasures. This ring features a two milk teeth with black enamel loops intertwined with a trio of seed pearls set across the face. Dutch hallmarks.


  • Materials

    583 gold (just shy 14k) (marked), 2 milk teeth, 3 seed pearls, enamel

  • Age

    c. 1910

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    8.25, can be resized; 4.9mm head, 4.2mm shank





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.