Mourning-ring; gold; octagonal bezel containing skull and cross-bones in enamel; on each shoulder are three enamelled black roses in applied settings; below, on each side, a panel of foliate ornament reserved on black enamel; lozenge-shaped panel on back of bezel containing cross fleurette. No maker's mark. 17th century.
A gold 17th- century ring with a a natural, oval, faceted color- changing sapphire (app. 3 carats) ranging from bright sky blue to dreamy rose pink. The shank is decorated with black and white enamel, European.