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Late Victorian North Star Mizpah Ring


Jewelry inscribed with “Mizpah” (an emotional bond between people who have been separated from one another) was very popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The Biblical word was used to express their connection to the departed as well as the living. This unique cigar band variation of the style features the word “Mizpah” in relief with a raised border and a diamond-set North star. The use of the eight-pointed star in this piece doubles down on the sentimentality. For centuries, sailors used the North star to navigate, it was quite literally the guiding light that helped them make their way back to port. When you call someone your “North star” you are saying that they are your compass, the means by which they find their way home.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), .05ct old European cut diamond

  • Age

    Birmingham hallmarks for 1898

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7.5, can be resized; 8.5mm at the widest point of the face, 3.3mm shank

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