Victorian Black Enamel Memorial Ring Inscribed

$ 525.00

This antique Victorian buckle memorial ring was handcrafted in Chester, England in 1896. A traditional buckle motif, representing the endless and eternal love felt for the departed, this beautifully engraved 15 karat gold band is accented with black enamel at the top, and encircled with intricately braided hair that sits below a pierced and lovingly hand engraved floral motif that runs all the way around the ring, showcasing the spectacular skill and craftsmanship the Victorians dedicated to honoring those who had passed on before them. It has been fully hallmarked and bears the gold purity marks of ".625" and “15” for 15 karat gold, the town mark for Chester, and the date letter “N” for 1895. This ring weighs 2.2 grams and is a size 6. The ring width is 6.1 mm all the way around the ring and it sits 3 mm off the finger. There is an inscription on the inside of the band which reads "In memory of Kate died Aug 28th 1896."

Sure to be a conversation starter, and loaded with the meaningful, historical, and sentimental significance of a bygone era, this ring would be great for the curious or the collector, and everything a woman of discerning taste needs on her finger!

A note from Victoria: While this is a ring which could certainly be worn, care should be taken to keep it dry to protect the inlaid woven hair in the band.

I offer a 3-5 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!


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