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.
583 gold (just shy 14k) (marked), 2 milk teeth, 3 seed pearls, enamel
Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use
8.25, can be resized; 4.9mm head, 4.2mm shank
1900 — 1910
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.