A Victorian ring with a story. Fashioned in gold with the initials "EA" rendered in fanciful enamel script, this ring features two sets of engraving. The first is inscribed along the interior of the shank and reads "J. E. A. 18th January 1855", the second engraving is on the underside of the head, "6th Oct 1905". Was it a family heirloom with the engraved date of when the wearers received it? Or is it perhaps a make shift mourning ring with birth and death dates? With only initials to go on we might never know but this piece has certainly seem some history.
14k gold (tests), black enamel
11, can be slightly resized; 1.11cm head, 4.2mm shank