Georgian Cabochon Garnet Memorial Ring Dated 1800

This ring was made in memory of a lady named Mary, born in 1734 at the beginning of the Georgian era. It was likely worn by family after her passing to remember her always with a ring, a circle of eternity. It’s a charm for the hand filled with a lingering joie de vivre. Mourning jewelry emerged long before photography existed, as a way to commemorate a loved one. It’s jewelry that is filled with elegance and love.

This antique Georgian garnet memorial ring was handcrafted in 1800. It features a large oval en cabochon cut garnet that measures 13.4 x 10 mm, set in 9 karat gold. The ring face measures 15 x 17.5 x 6 mm off the finger. The back of the ring face is inscribed, “Mary Matson Obt 11 Jan. 1800 at 66”. It has been acid tested. This ring is a size 6.75 and weighs 5.1 grams. The garnet in this ring is original to it and is over 200 years old, it has a few nicks and dings in memory of it’s long life, but it’s still beautiful.

Perfect for the collector's jewelry box and finger, a reminder to enjoy each and every day of life.

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Item ID:RG1117226V

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