Mourning ring

Mourning ring
Title
Mourning ring
Date 
1870-1890
Medium 
Gold, hair, pearls
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Gold mourning ring with oval mount at top; mounting comprises 15 pearls surrounding glass compartment containing hair; band contains braided hair set into four rows of milgrain beading.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Isabella Jex
Object Number 
1950.87
Gallery Label 
This mourning ring was worn by Samuel F. B. Morse's daughter Susan. The ring contains the hair of Samuel F. B. Morse, Susan's husband (? Lind), and their son.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group