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Ref  WL1    Georgian Rose-diamond Mourning Ring

An unusual model of an 18th century mourning ring, dated both 1735 and 1745, of which I cannot find a parallel example in any reference books or museum collections. The plump, high carat gold interlaced ribbon-twisted shank is inscribed in reserve on a black enamel ground with the details of two deaths. The head of the ring is set with a large rose-cut diamond in a foiled, closed back silver setting. The deceased were presumably brother and sister : Elizabeth Sanford obt Sept 1735 aet 58 and Thomas Sanford Obt 1745 aet 58. The ring is size J [US 4 and 5/8] and the shank is 1/8 of an inch wide. This ring is rare in two respects - it has its original rose-cut diamond intact and a ribboned shank with two inscriptions is uncommon. It is in completely original and most wearable condition.

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