Victorian Era Hairwork Handshake Ring in 14k Gold

$ 375.00 

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Victorian Era Hairwork Handshake Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Hairwork Handshake Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Hairwork Handshake Ring in 14k Gold

A sweet, late-19th-century example of hairwork jewelry, intended not for mourning, but for instead to express fondness for a friend. This 14k yellow gold repoussé style plaque is decorated with a beautifully rendered handshake. This little handshake sits atop a plaited band of dark brown hair. This ring is in lovely condition, so it could certainly be worn with a little care. The hands motif makes this an unusual find.

Materials

14k gold
Human hair

Age

c. 1890

Size

US 7. This ring measures 8 3/4 on the mandrel, but it will best fit a size 6 3/4 - 7 1/4 finger. 

Dimensions

Ring face measures approx 10 x 17.5 mm; hair band is approx 3.7 mm wide.

Victorian Era Hairwork Handshake Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Hairwork Handshake Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Hairwork Handshake Ring in 14k Gold