18Ct Gold & Diamond Georgian mourning ring with hair inset and inscription 1822 Miss Jane Fitzherbert.
This Georgian mourning ring is about as good as it gets. It is fully hallmarked for 18 carat Gold, assay London 1822, makers mark JL for John Linnet, a jewelery maker renowned for his delicate and fine work who made some of Queen Victoria's pieces.
The band is enameled in black with "In memory of" in Gold around the outer surface. The mount is set with a diamond between 0.1 and 0.05 carat. Inside, behind the diamond, is a window containing a lock of finely woven hair. The inscription on the inner band reads "Miss Jane Fitzherbert; OB 11 October 1822 at 65". I will send this in an antique ring box, although not the one the ring is photographed in.
A beautiful, historic piece beckoning to you from the past to make it part of your antique jewelry collection!
Size (can be resized):
Dimensions: Ring top is 22mm
Weight: 4.3 grams
Materials: Gold, diamond, enamel
Metal:18K yellow gold
Marks: Inscribed: "OB 11 October 1822 at 65; Miss Jane Fitzherbert"; 18K gold mark, London assay mark, Date mark 1822, Makers Mark "JL" (John Linnet)
Condition: Very Good antique condition with typical wear; there is a small triangular shaped chip between the N of "In" and the M of "Memory". Original glass window was previously replaced by plastic, but overall a great historical jewel worthy of museum display.