Georgian Era Mourning Ring for Rob Todd in 15k Gold

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Georgian Era Mourning Ring for Rob Todd in 15k Gold
Georgian Era Mourning Ring for Rob Todd in 15k Gold
Georgian Era Mourning Ring for Rob Todd in 15k Gold

An antique mourning ring, made in 15k rose gold to memorialize Rob Todd. This cigar band style ring has a very-slightly-proud, curved crystal face that is haloed by a carefully-set procession of silver-white seed pearls. A casually-plaited lock of sandy-blond hair is preserved beneath the crystal, along with a fine, gold, hand-pierced, script monogram (RCT). The inscription on the ring's reverse reads: Rob Todd Ob 12th Jan, 1798. There is an additional memorial inscription on the ring's shoulders, that has been worn somewhat smooth over the years— it seems to memorialize a woman (we believe his wife) who died in the previous year (1797). This ring is striking in wear, covering most of the space between the second and third knuckle.

Materials

15k gold
Pearl
Human Hair
Crystal

Age

c. 1798

Size

US 6 3/4. This ring can be re-sized. Please contact us to discuss resizing, or visit our services page to add it to your order.

Dimensions

Ring face measures approx 19.1 x 17.2 mm; pearls measure approx 2 mm, each; ring shank measures approx 12.6 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 3.2 mm at the base.

Notes

With some research you may find a connection between this Rob Todd and the Mary Todd Lincoln ancestral line. 

Georgian Era Mourning Ring for Rob Todd in 15k Gold
Georgian Era Mourning Ring for Rob Todd in 15k Gold
Georgian Era Mourning Ring for Rob Todd in 15k Gold