Georgian 18 K Gold Mourning Emerald Enamel Ring - 1780s
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Georgian 18 K Gold Mourning Emerald Enamel Ring - 1780s:
DESCRIPTION: Offered is this very early mourning ring from the Georgian Period. It is made of 18 kt yellow gold (tests) with a fine, smooth interior. The exterior of the shank is etched to provide the loved one's name, Ann Badcock, and her life span of Oct. 1709 to 1786. Some of the black enamel remains intact but a lot of it has passed with time. The ring is set with the original emerald. It has surface wear and could be buffed but is free of chips or cracks. The ring is a great example of early Georgian jewelry and yet has a look that remains lovely today.
MEASUREMENTS: Fits a Size 7 finger; emerald is approximately 1/2 carat but cannot be weighed and is foil baciked.
CONDITION: Good for its age and all original. See above for wear to enamel and superficial wear to emerald.
AGE: Circa 1780's