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Georgian “HN JB” Pansy Hair Ring

$1,100

This wonderful Georgian ring is fashioned in gold with a hair miniature featuring a lock of hair and pansy with a pearl ovule over the initials "HN" & "JB". "Pansy" comes from the French pense meaning "to think." Lovers of a hidden meaning, the five-petaled flower was frequently used in 18th and 19th century love token jewelry to express the sentiment "think of me."

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), glass, vellum, hair

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - small mark on the underside of the head from a previous repair; mark on the shank from a previous resizing

  • Size

    9.5, can be resized; 1/2 x 3/8" head, 1.5mm shank

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17141837

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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Hair Jewelry:Worn in Remembrance

Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Pansies:Think of Me

Anthropomorphic, wild, and adorable, pansies were jubilantly translated into jewelry throughout the Victorian era.