Georgian Era White Enamel Mourning Band for Miss G.C. Jackson in 18k Gold
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A rare and beautiful Georgian-era mourning band, made in high karat yellow gold, to memorialize Miss G.C. Jackson. Miss Jackson's name is noted on the ring’s outer shank, and because this ring remembers a child, the primary enamel color is white. This style of enamel work is called champlevé— to achieve the effect of gold letters suspended in the enamel field, the space around the letters is carved away by hand, leaving the name of the beloved, and their date of death, standing aloft, until the negative space is filled with vitreous enamel. This ring's inscription reads: "Miss G.C. Jackson Died 8 June 1798 Aged 10." The ring is lovely in wear, but the white enamel does show its age, which is well over 200 years old. A full series of English hallmarks can be found on the band's interior. White enamel is uncommon in mourning jewelry.
US 6 3/4
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