The custom of wearing mourning clothing and jewels was very important during the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria made the trend popular by going into mourning for her beloved Prince Albert, and remaining in black until her death. Most ladies wore black for at least one year after the death of a family member. They were permitted after a time to wear jewelry, but the pieces were required to have black incorporated into them somehow.
This ring has been converted from a Victorian earring. Crafted with expertise from 14 karat gold, it is in the form of a flower with black enamel and a seed pearl in the center. Seed pearls symbolized tears of sorrow, and would be fitting in a mourning piece. A beautiful little blossom that has taken on a new life in this ring that is perfect for everyday wear, and is dramatically dignified enough for a formal occasion as well!
Size (can be resized): 5.5
Dimensions: Ring top is 14mm
Weight: 1.8 grams
Materials: Gold, pearl, black enamel
Metal: 14K yellow gold