This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

A rare Renaissance period gold, enamel, ruby and diamond "gimmel" ring with memento mori, possibly 17th century. Designed as two connected bands decorated with relief and enamels throughout, the bezels set with two rubies and two diamonds. The bands pull apart to reveal the miniature figures of a baby and a skeleton to their interiors.

A rare Renaissance period gold, enamel, ruby and diamond "gimmel" ring with memento mori, possibly 17th century. Designed as two connected bands decorated with relief and enamels throughout, the bezels set with two rubies and two diamonds. The bands pull apart to reveal the miniature figures of a baby and a skeleton to their interiors.

Antique Victorian 18k gold mourning ring with black enamel and diamond forget-me-not flower, circa 1880's.

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Antique Victorian 18k gold mourning ring with black enamel and diamond forget-me-not flower, circa 1880's.

Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source). The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H.G. the D. of Kingston ob.23.Sep.1773.Aet.62. Not lost but gone before.

Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source). The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H.G. the D. of Kingston ob.23.Sep.1773.Aet.62. Not lost but gone before.

Antique Gold Memento Mori Mourning Ring Skull Diamond

Antique Gold Memento Mori Mourning Ring Skull Diamond Solitaire Skeletal Posy

Elegant 19th Century Envelope Ring  Also note the hair being inside a compartment, a popular style from the late 1860s onwards, as opposed to larger earlier styles.

Elegant 19th Century Envelope Ring Also note the hair being inside a compartment, a popular style from the late 1860s onwards, as opposed to larger earlier styles.

Antique Victorian Diamond Mourning Ring 18k by TrademarkAntiques

SOLD to K. - Antique Victorian Mourning Ring, 18k Gold & Pearl "In Memory Of" Memorial Ring

Georgian 15ct gold ring set with a swivel panel of hair locket to one side and enamel inscription to the other side - Robt Hale Died 2 Nov 1802 aged 66 years. Head of ring measures 15 x 11 mm.   Unhallmarked - tested as approximately 15ct gold

Georgian 15ct gold ring set with a swivel panel of hair locket to one side and enamel inscription to the other side - Robt Hale Died 2 Nov 1802 aged 66 years. Head of ring measures 15 x 11 mm. Unhallmarked - tested as approximately 15ct gold

Crystal and Amethyst Mourning Ring, look the inscription closely it says (1772), very niece piece !

Crystal and Amethyst Mourning Ring, look the inscription closely it says (1772), very niece piece !

A VICTORIAN MOURNING RING. Circa 1800. The octagonal elongated frame enclosing gentleman holding flower under weeping willow tree infront of inlaid mother of pearl tombstone, the background with interwoven hair, mounted in rose gold.

A VICTORIAN MOURNING RING. Circa 1800. The octagonal elongated frame enclosing gentleman holding flower under weeping willow tree infront of inlaid mother of pearl tombstone, the background with interwoven hair, mounted in rose gold.

The interior is engraved with the date of death, a minature portrait of the deceased adorns the ring face. The engraving is gorgeous, hand done and a work of art in it's self.

The interior is engraved with the date of death, a minature portrait of the deceased adorns the ring face. The engraving is gorgeous, hand done and a work of art in it's self.

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