Georgian pearl mourning ring, circa 1820


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This late Georgian English mourning ring is typical of its type in many ways, handcrafted in nine-carat rose gold, the natural pearls representing tears surrounding a plaited lock of hair under a dome of glass or rock crystal.

Pearls are porous, so after about 200 years (the approximate age of this ring) many will have darkened and look dull and tired.

Here the pearls are so lustrous and well-matched they lift the ring to another level of loveliness.

The workmanship is terrific too – cut down settings are usually only seen only in early jewellery, as they are so labour intensive.

The size is 8 1/4, or Q, so it is larger than many rings from this time but could still be sized up or down.


• Handmade in nine-carat rose gold
• 23 lustrous well-matched natural pearls
• Size approximately 8 1/4 or Q, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 2.8 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other antique jewellery is for sale separately (some has sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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

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

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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