Victorian milk teeth ring in 18-karat rose gold (750 thousandths). This sentimental ring features two baby teeth placed side by side, held in a claw setting. The design of the ring is simple and without embellishments. These pieces of jewelry were worn as protective amulets or for good luck in motherhood. It is an antique ring dating back to the late 19th or early 20th century.
Owl hallmark (a posteriori French hallmark, indicating a later certification).
Finger size: 57 EU or 8 US (resizable).
Dimensions of the ring head: 5 x 11 mm.
Condition: shows signs of wear scratches and an old mark from resizing.
Weight: 2.48 gr
Historical note: The popularity of jewelry adorned with baby teeth dates back to the 1860s when Queen Victoria commissioned a pair of earrings and a pendant shaped like a fuchsia flower adorned with the baby teeth of Princess Beatrice. These pieces of jewelry are often confused with mourning jewelry. However, they represent the opposite – a symbol of love, celebration, and sometimes aid in conception. In a time when infant mortality was high, reaching “adulthood” was considered an important milestone to commemorate. For obvious reasons, each jewelry piece set with baby teeth is unique, with sometimes intricate designs.