Traditionally, gold and black mourning rings were commissioned by the dying to be given to their closest surviving friends and family after death. Only the wealthy and aristocratic could've afforded such an extravagance at the time. To have one on your hand was a great honor, proving you were among the most important people in the life of the departed.
Queen Victoria popularized mourning attire and jewelry when she notoriously grieved for almost 40 years following the sudden death of her beloved Prince Albert.
Today, mourning rings can be used to commemorate a person, a moment, or even a relationship. One of our most traditional mourning rings, this piece reads “In Memory Of” in Fraktur Gothic font. It also features a Victorian star, a traditional sign of guidance and wisdom.
Details & Materials
- 18kt yellow gold vermeil on a solid sterling silver base
- Hand-painted black enamel
- 20mm x 20mm x 6mm
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