Mourning rings are prized by collectors in part because they often bear such a wealth of information about when, where, and why they were created. But not always! Certain rings have us stymied and bent over our loupes for hours, squintily combing the internet for some example of a totally obscure maker's mark. The history of this magnificent ring is a bit on the opaque side. Made in rose gold, the face of the ring features beautifully soft hair work and an artful urn embellished with enamel. The underside of the head in engraved "E. A Ob Oct 10 1790".
10k gold (tests), glass, hair, enamel
Engraved Oct 10, 1790
9, can be resized; 1 x 1/2" head, 1.8mm 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.