Rococo Memento Mori Skull Band, c. 1745

Fabulous Memento Mori gold and black enamel scrolled Rococo band dated The enamelled scrolls read : Mary Mount Ob 26 June 1745 aet 59 and the front scrolls are decorated with a skull, crossbones and a gravedigger's pick and shovel.

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INTERNET WTF: (Found this browsing casual everyday wear) Victorian Mourning Ring Hidden Compartment With Hair-Work. Um, excuse me?

This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

This ring dates from the height of the memento mori style. It features a coffin-shaped crystal with a full skeleton inside, plus a skeleton inlaid in black enamel curves around the band.

Antique Gold Memento Mori Mourning Ring Skull Diamond

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Elegant 19th Century Envelope Ring  Also note the hair being inside a compartment, a popular style from the late 1860s onwards, as opposed to larger earlier styles.

The 1881 envelope mourning ring showing how it opened to allow hair to be put inside as a keepsake. Perhaps not neccesarily in mourning.

Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source).   The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H.G. the D. of  Kingston ob.23.Sep.1773.Aet.62. Not lost but gone before.

aleyma: Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source). The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H. of Kingston Not lost but gone before.

Antique Victorian 18k gold mourning ring with black enamel and diamond forget-me-not flower, circa 1880's.

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Antique Victorian gold mourning ring with black enamel and diamond forget-me-not flower, circa These mourning rings are so lovely.

Queen Victoria's mourning ring: upon the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert, Queen Victoria went into a period of mourning which lasted the rest of her life. As was the custom of the time, she commissioned a mourning ring to wear so that an image of her husband would always be with her. What makes this ring unusual is that the image is actually a micro-photograph of Albert, set behind crystal. Usually, the images were painted. The gold bezel is surrounded by black enamel.

Mourning ring showing a photograph of Prince Albert. This ring was commissioned and worn by Queen Victoria. Note their interlocking initials.

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