Georgian Floral Creature Mourning Ring
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A dainty, Georgian-era mourning ring, modeled in high karat gold and decorated with the sumptuous, chased, floral details that are typical of this period. The ring’s highly dimensional shoulders each feature a stylized cabbage rose and a pair of leaves stretching out above it to create the impression of a split shoulder. This shoulder decor is especially voluptuous and creaturely— the ornate bezel that rests betwixt the roses holds tightly plaited locks of human hair, beneath a beveled slab of rock crystal. The ring shank tapers from the shoulder— its lovely, carved, ribbon like form remains intact and uninterrupted by resizing.
18 - 20k gold
US 6 1/4 - 6 1/2 (on the mandrel); fits like a US 6. This ring should not be resized.
Ring face measures approx 7.8 x 10.6 mm; shank measures approx 8.5 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2.2 mm at the base; rise is approx 3 mm.