This wonderful Georgian ring is made in the unusual shape of a padlock, it's lines are articulated with seed pearls of graduated sizes punctuated with almandine garnets. The upper portion of the lock features a lovely oblong garnet cabochon and the lower portion holds a locket set with a braided lock of hair. Note the lovely engraving on the underside of the face. Rare and very special.
14k gold (tests), garnets, seed pearls, hair, glass
Very good - looks like it might have been re-shanked at some point in time
6.5, can be resized; 5/8" x 1/2" head, 1.6mm shank
1714 — 1837
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.
Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.
Supernaturally powerful orbs.