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Victorian Milk Teeth Ring

$1,100

The use of baby teeth (or "milk teeth") in jewelry was briefly popular in the very late 19th and very early 20th centuries. The people of this time were a sentimental and not-too-squeamish bunch and, as such, they commissioned jewelry made from these tiny treasures to celebrate a landmark moment - the loss of one's baby teeth aka the survival of early childhood. This strikingly modern-looking ring features a pair of milk teeth, one has a tiny chip which was probably incurred through wear but could be original.

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  • Materials

    14k rose gold (tests), milk teeth

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7, can be resized; 3.7mm head, 1.8mm shank

Victorian

Aboutthe

VictorianEra

18371901

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.