"Rose of Sharon"

Antique Victorian 14K, Onyx & Diamond Mourning Ring

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  • Regular price $1,250.00


 During the Victorian Era, the custom of mourning became very popular. When Queen Victoria's beloved Prince Albert died, she famously remained in mourning for the rest of her life. The social norms required women to wear black for months or even years, depending upon the relationship one shared with the deceased. Even jewels were to be black, and onyx was a favorite. Men also participated in the mourning attire ritual, although the length of time was shorter than for women (go figure). 

This elegant ring has a smooth 14 karat gold shank with a black onyx face and a gold and diamond inlay with a stem of Rose of Sharon at its center. The Rose of Sharon was used in the decorative arts to symbolize ties with ones faith, specifically Christianity. Not only a historic piece, it has a timeless, stylish quality that will transition easily from day to night; a perfect addition to your collection!

Details (approximate)

 Size (can be resized): 7.5

Weight: 6.2 grams

Materials: Gold, Onyx, Diamond

Metal: 14K yellow gold

Marks: None

Condition: Excellent Antique condition

Rose of Sharon inlay, circa 1900

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