A Set of Three Mourning Rings, each encloses plaited hair within faceted jet on a swivel head, enamelled in black to the reverse to read 'MARY LISTER APR 1809 Ae: in red cases, one with a paper label for Radfords goldsmiths and jewellers, Leeds
Most elegant Georgian mourning ring, circa 1780. A wide tapering band of gold is set with a central enamel panel of black bordered by white and overlaid with an urn studded with foiled, rose-cut diamonds, set silver. There is a locket compartment to reverse. The ring is size N [US 6 and 1/2] and the front panel measures 2/3 of an inch by 2/3 of an inch. A superior quality Georgian mourning jewel in immaculate condition.
Fine quality high carat gold mourning ring dated 1780. The band supports a compartment set with a black enamel and rose-cut diamond urn on a mother of pearl ground and under crystal. The ring is described with the details of the deceased in gold letters on an enamel ground around the outer hoop : Marg. Smith Obt 30 Mar 1780 Ae 71.
Gold and sapphire posy ring, c Perhaps the most commonly found inscription is 'Amor Vincit Omnia', a motto found on a brooch worn by the flirtatious Prioress in Chaucer's Prologue to the 'Canterbury Tales', written around
Mourning ring for Butterfield Harrison who died on 14 March 1792 aged 2 years 9 months and 14 days (inscribed on the back). Says 'Nipt in the bud' on the front. White was used for mourning children and the unmarried.