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Mourning? ring


18th century

Gold ring, the heart-shaped bezel set with a border of fifteen garnets around a convex crystal over woven hair, the hoop opening into leafage at the shoulders

16.31 mm internal ring diameter; 2.72 g weight

Bought in London

Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; WA1897.CDEF.F657

Taylor and Scarisbrick, Finger Rings from Ancient Egypt to the present day, 1978, no. 801