Endearing Date 1867 Enamelled Gold Mourning Ring

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A precious and beautifully preserved antique mourning ring once the solemn property of a young lady commemorating her two parents who she lost so close together; the inner band is inscribed 'Mother April 15 1879 - Father March 25 1880'. The outer band bears the legend 'IN MEMORY OF' picked out in Gold against the black enamel with delightful fancy details to each side of the central knot symbolising love and unity which holds a Natural Pearl. The fondness with which the whole has been fashioned is so touching! Wearing a piece such as this would have been an outward display of your love and respect, told others of your loss and encouraged them to be kind. It's so sad that these customs have been lost. Fully hallmarked for 18ct Gold in Birmingham 1867, there is also a maker's mark for 'A&S' indicating the company of Aston and Son, Regent Place in Birmingham. The ring size is an 'L and a half' or '5 and three quarters', and cannot be adjusted due to the enamelwork. 

If you'd like to pay for this piece in instalments, our Layaway Terms can be read here. 

Most of our rings can be adjusted to fit for free, this can be done on purchase by making a note in the order form if you know the size, or at a later date if it is a gift. You can download our handy ring sizing guide here, but don't hesitate to contact us if you need further help with this. If visiting us size adjustments can usually be done in around an hour-ish. 

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All items come with a presentation box and items over £500 with an insurance valuation. In the rare instance that the original box is available, this will be included. We can also giftwrap your special purchase.

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Posted by insured and trackable Royal Mail ‘Special Delivery’. Guaranteed for the next day after posting.

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Outside of the UK delivery costs £12.50. We use Royal Mail Tracked and Signed, but we often upgrade to FedEx courier for free.

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