Ashley Zhang Jewelry

Antique Pearl and Diamond Mourning Ring

A stunning piece for any jewelry historian! This mourning ring is engraved "In memory of mother, Jan 30th, 1892". Mourning jewelry was traditionally worn by a person mourning a loved one. During the 16th through 18th-century memento mori jewelry was popular for mourning, becoming even more popular following the death of Prince Albert. Queen Victoria remained in mourning , wearing black, until her passing in 1901. Her exceedingly long mourning period caused a revival of mourning jewelry. During the latter half of the 19th-century, mourning jewels were of somber design with black as the primary color for any gemstones and enamel. 

  • 18 karat yellow gold Black Enamel
  • Pearl
  • Rose Cut Diamond accents, approximately 0.03 total carat weight, SI-I, G-H
  • 3.29 grams
  • Size 6.5, complimentary ring resize available upon request. Please note rings that have been resized are not eligible for return or exchange as we believe in preserving each piece's integrity. You may send a ring back to us for resizing at a later date if you would like to keep the option of making a return available to you. Please see our FAQs section for more information.
  • Maker's mark "A.A" inside shank. Original engraving "In Memory of our Mother Jan 30th 1892".

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