Precious Georgian Date 1831 Mourning Ring
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Dedicated to 'Sidney Jos'h Snell Ob 8 Janu'y 1831 Aged 11 yrs', this historic antique mourning ring a palpable receptacle of emotion which would have been so preciously regarded, perhaps by his grieving mother. His parents Elizabeth and Joseph were shoemakers who lived at Nassau Place in London. The design is simple, a border of faceted black French Jet (glass) stones to show the deepness of the mourning, and a rock crystal section housing a plaited lock of his hair. The open band with twisted wire work in the Neo Classical style popular at the time, the gold a rosy colour and tests at around 9ct. The ring size is a 'P/7.5' and a little adjustment might be possible.