Georgian mourning hair ring


Rare memento/reminder ring in 14k pink gold, inside the main motif, a braided hair is protected under a glass. Jewel from the first half of the 19th century.



Georgian mourning hair ring in 14k pink gold. An antique locket ring keeping a braid of hair enclosed behind glass crystal. It is framed by a halo of 16 seed pearls and the settings is formed by two separated strands adorned with an openwork pattern. Jewel from the beginning of the 19th century, circa 1810-1830.

This ring has crossed the centuries accompanied by its bracelet that we propose here.

Finger size: 53 EU or 6.5 US (adjustment possible)

Ring Head Size: 11 x 11mm

Condition: old trace of size adjustment, wears on the glass, indentations behind the head of the ring.

Weight: 2.11 gr

Hair jewellery was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Jewellery with compartments made it possible to keep a lock of hair of a lover or a missing person (later it will be the photograph). It can be a medallion or a ring for example.  There are also jewels made from hair, such as necklaces, chains, bracelets and rings. These hair jewels are worked like textiles: they are woven, embroidered, twisted. A whole craft industry developed around this new fashion, which lasted until the end of the 19th century.

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georgian locket gold ring

Georgian mourning hair ring


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