Georgian Banded Agate Gold Memorial Ring 18 karat

This fantastic antique banded agate and gold mourning ring was handcrafted around 1870. With mourning periods requiring that one dressed in only black with a bit of white, Victorians made the black and white banded agate a thing of beauty to adorn oneself in. By the mid-1800s, this trend was at its height of fashion. 

One of the many associated properties of agate, is the idea that it gives one the ability to accept circumstances. It’s not coincidence that the wearer of this ring decided to put an inscription inside the band that most likely detailed the memory of a lost loved one, an inscription which is lost to time and wear. This style of stone, a favorite of its time, is known as bulls-eye agate, with its band of light gray, almost white, that borders the base of this cabochon cut stone. The stone is 10.2 x 7.2 mm and is set in 18 karat gold. 

The face measures 15.6 x 9.7 x 5 mm off the finger. This ring is a size 6 and weighs 3.2 grams. It has been acid tested. 

This ring would be a beautiful addition to the collection of a lover of Victorian jewelry. 

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Item ID:RGA20616VA



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