Amateur composer, aesthete, abolitionist, proponent of science and fiscal reform, and consort to the Queen, when Prince Albert died in 1861 the entirety of Great Britain observed a period of mourning. In fact, Queen Victoria remained in mourning for her beloved husband for the rest of her long life. This rare and wonderful ring made in 18k gold and set with a photo of Prince Albert commemorates the passing of HRH and would have been purchased and worn by a well-to-do commoner.
18k gold (tests), rock crystal, photograph
Very good - appears to have been resized
6.5, can be slightly resized; 1.31cm x 1.13cm face, 3.3mm shank
1837 — 1901
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.