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Mourning ring

Object Number: 
INV.12356
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Gold, pearls, hair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Gold mourning ring with chased hoop shank which splits into tri-part shank attached to central square mount; mount contains braided hair and is framed by 13 small pearls.
Gallery Label: 
Mourning jewelry was made popular in Great Britain and the United States in the nineteenth century by Queen Victoria (1819-1901), who mourned the death of her beloved Prince Albert (1819-1861) for the rest of her life.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group