Georgian Era Mourning Ring with Jet Halo for Mary Chippindale in 9k Gold

$ 695.00 

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A classic mourner, beautifully inscribed in Remembrance of Mary Chippindale, and dated for 1817, the year of her crossing o’er. This old darling is made in a manner typical of the period— it features a plaited lock of hair that rests beneath a domed, rectangular, crystal, where it is encircled by a halo of faceted, collect-set, jet gems.
Georgian Era Mourning Ring with Jet Halo for Mary Chippindale in 9k Gold
Georgian Era Mourning Ring with Jet Halo for Mary Chippindale in 9k Gold

A classic mourner, beautifully inscribed in Remembrance of Mary Chippindale, and dated for 1817, the year of her crossing o’er. This old darling is made in a manner typical of the period it features a plaited lock of hair that rests beneath a domed, rectangular, crystal, where it is encircled by a halo of faceted, collect-set, jet gems. This ring has an especially lovely shank— its weaving, serpentine form terminates in a flat bow, at the base. This is all original, and the jet gems do show the expected facet-wear, under magnification. Metal is 9k rose gold.

Materials

9k gold
Jet
Crystal
Human hair

Age

c. 1817

Size

US 6 1/4. This ring should not be resized.

Dimensions

Ring face measures approx 12 x 14.1 mm; shank measures approx 6.5 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2.2 mm at the base; jet gems measure approx 3 mm; hair panel measures approx 8.5 x 5 mm

A classic mourner, beautifully inscribed in Remembrance of Mary Chippindale, and dated for 1817, the year of her crossing o’er. This old darling is made in a manner typical of the period— it features a plaited lock of hair that rests beneath a domed, rectangular, crystal, where it is encircled by a halo of faceted, collect-set, jet gems.
Georgian Era Mourning Ring with Jet Halo for Mary Chippindale in 9k Gold
Georgian Era Mourning Ring with Jet Halo for Mary Chippindale in 9k Gold