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GEORGIAN MEMENTO MORI GOLD RING WITH DIAMONDS
Item Code:AJRAR006

England, late 17th to early 18th century, this ring will be sure to get noticed!

Latin: Think of Death.   A term to describe objects incorporating emblems of mortality, skulls, cadavers, coffins, etc., designed to remind the viewer of the inevitability of death.

To support the Christian view of life as a preparation for a holy death, people liked to carry with them powerful reminders of mortality, especially the skull as occur here.

In spite of their solemn religious purpose, such objects were not always penitential in character as this deluxe version of the memento mori type illustrates.

Since the late seventeenth century is the age of Diamond jewellery, the skull is Silver set with 2 old mine cut sparkling Diamonds in the eye sockets, staring up at you from behind a crystal glass casing which has beautiful ridged detailing to the reverse.

The casing leads to pierced out shoulders with a high carat Gold plain band.

The overall finish of the ring is wonderful. Everything is smooth to the touch.  

The shank is substantial, yet extremely comfortable to wear.

The ring is in excellent condition for a piece of antique jewellery of 100+ years old.

A guaranteed smile with every look at your hand!

Rings of this type are highly collectable and are sought after worldwide.

The ring has an important look combined with a truly unique and rare design.

We are happy to provide a detailed professional appraisal indicating a replacement value for insurance purposes on request for your item on completion of the sale.
 
It is a ring size:                      H 1/2
Total ring weight:                  4.1 grams
Overall design measures:     15mm x 10mm

Where possible, we offer complimentary ring resizing for all of our rings.

Most rings can be professionally sized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more in our own highly experienced jewellery workshops.

Note: Stones have not been removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. All Diamond and Gemstone weights have been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights.

All pictures are completely unedited but are zoomed in to show all detail.

Please note that photographs are significantly bigger than the actual item and show any blemishes up more than in real life.


 
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