Georgian Era Pearl & Enamel Mourning Ring for John Ivey in 18k Gold
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A Georgian-era mourning ring, whose face is set with a group of plump natural pearls that come together to form a flower. The flower's center is a pearl set plaque, decorated with blue enamel. The ring's shoulders are set with two additional pearls, and the split shank is decorated, all-over, with the elaborate, crowded, floral chasing we consider iconic for this era. The backside of the ring head is engraved for John Ivey, 18th Jan 1819, Age 67. These pearls are creamy-white, of exceptional quality, and are beautifully matched (photos do not do them justice). Condition is outstanding. This ring was cleverly resized, early on, and the evidence of that resizing is exaggerated by these photos.
US 7 1/4
Ring face measures approx 13.3 x 13 mm; ring shank measures approx 11.1 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 3.6 mm, at the base; primary pearls measure approx 3.7 mm; center pearl measures approx 2 mm.