Victorian hair mourning ring


Rare memory sentimental ring (probably for men) with a gold plated enameled “MA” monogram and braided hair. French work from the 19th century. Mourning ring.

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Victorian hair mourning ring : the central motif in gold plated, enamelled and adorned with a “MA” monogram in a cartouche, framed by two crosses. The ring in braided hair. French work from the 19th century. Sentimental ring.

Finger size : 66 EU or 11.5 (no resizing possible)

Note : hair in good condition.

Condition : a few small enamel lack. Wears and oxidations.

Weight : 1.05 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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bague ancienne de sentiment

Victorian hair mourning ring


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