Mourning ring

Mourning ring
Title
Mourning ring
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.
Object Number 
INV.12356
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