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Edwardian Milk Tooth Ring

$1,500

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. Dutch hallmark.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), milk tooth

  • Age

    c. 1910

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    8.5, can be resized but please note that resizing may result in the loss of the hallmark; 7.3 x 6.1mm head, 3.8mm shank

Edwardian

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19001910

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.