Antique Victorian mourning ring with carved onyx forget-me-not, 1870


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Here’s a sweet mourning ring hallmarked for Birmingham 1870. It’s set with a central oval carved onyx depicting a forget-me-not, a popular symbol during the 19th century that symbolises grief at the loss of a loved one.

This ring is 12-carat gold, which was introduced as a gold standard in England in 1853, along with nine-carat and 15-carat. It soon soon dropped out of use, unlike the other two. 

The shoulders have pretty hand engraving and the onyx rests in a delicate crown-like setting. 


• Handmade in 12-carat yellow gold

• Onyx carved to portray a forget-me-not

• Size approximately 6 3/4 or N, but easily resized free of charge

• Weight is 1.6 grams

• In very good antique condition: there is some rubbing to the engraved shoulders 

• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not included)

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description. 

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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