Rings 16.04.2012
1787 Sepia Ring

Sepia Dove, Wreath, Hearts and a Column in a Georgian Ring

Duality is the perfect way to describe this ring, in its symbolism, style and dedication. Dedicated to two people and…

Rings 13.04.2012
Amethyst  Ring

A Very Simple Amethyst Ring, c.1780

This ring is an interesting study on the re-appropriation of jewellery and its sentiments. Originally, this ring was found without…

Rings 11.04.2012
On This Shall Dwell the tender thought mourning ring

“On This Shall Dwell the tender thought” Sepia Mourning Ring

Much of the style of this particular ring is very reminiscent of the Neoclassical pieces c.1780 in France and across…

Rings 09.04.2012
1786 Fleur De Lis Mourning Ring

1786 Black Enamel Fleur-De-Lis Mourning Ring

The fleur-de-lis is an interesting design for the above ring, especially for a piece of this time. The significance of…

Rings 06.04.2012
Gentleman Mourning Ring

A Navette Sepia Hairwork Mourning Ring, c.1790

The male figure in mourning depictions during the late 18th century Neoclassical period are some of the most unique and…

Rings 04.04.2012
To Bliss" / "In life Beloved, In Death Lamented

“To Bliss / “In life Beloved, In Death Lamented” A Sepia Ring

In the similar way that the “Sacred Will I Keep They Dear Remains” piece was personalised with the sentiment written…

Rings 02.04.2012
	c. 1786 Dedication: 	Cath Motley, ob 11 of Dec, 1786, AE 69 / Sacred Will I Keep Thy Dear Remains

1786 Sepia Ring “Sacred Will I Keep Thy Dear Remains”

“Sacred Will I Keep They Dear Remains” is a poignant statement that relates directly to the nature of the person…

Rings 30.03.2012
1786 Sepia Ring

1786 Sepia Ring “What Thou Has Lost, Heaven Has in Store”

Artwork painted on ivory (and sometimes vellum or paper) from the latter 18th Century tend to vary in quality. Sometimes…

Rings 28.03.2012
Prepare To Follow Sepia Urn Mourning Ring Neoclassical

1785 Sepia Urn and Willow Neoclassical Mourning Ring

The sepia work in the above piece is what makes it so special and an excellent representation of its time….

Rings 26.03.2012

Blue/White Enamel Urn in Navette Georgian Ring

Enamel became one of the more important symbolic identifiers of the 18th century; its subtle use could denote the amount…

Rings 23.03.2012
Sepia Ring, 1782

Sepia “For Us They Sicken, and For Us They die” 1782 Ring

Crisp sepia art and fine detail are two very desirable things in late 18th Century pieces. The above example from…

Rings 21.03.2012
Moss agate ring, 1774

Moss Agate Locket Ring, 1774

This extraordinary moss agate ring from 1774 shows the use of materials above the popular neoclassical symbolism of the time….

Rings 19.03.2012
White Enamel and Amethyst Ring, 1770

White Enamel and Amethyst Ring, 1770

The curved inner shank of this piece reflects earlier construction from the first half of the 18th Century, but the…

Rings 09.03.2012
Eternity Lover's Knot Ring

Eternity Knot Ring Shows Changing Styles in the 18thC

This ring perfectly illustrates the change in style between the Rococo standardisation and the new Neoclassical influence that emerged c.1765….

Rings 07.03.2012
1755 Memento Mori Ring

Stuart Crystal Ring with Memento Mori Skull, 1755

Showing the Rococo scroll-work, faceted crystal and the blossom gold work on the back, this piece is a proud example…

Rings 05.03.2012
Memento Mori Rococo Stuart Crystal Skull Ring White Enamel

White Enamel Memento Mori Ring, 1740 for a 16 Year Old

A perfect example of an early use of the white enamelled convention for signifying the unmarried or ‘virginal’, this crystal…

Rings 02.03.2012
Rococo Memento Mori Skull Ring

Elaborate Rococo Memento Mori Ring, 1740

The 1740-60 period saw the absolute peak of the Rococo style and mourning jewellery reflected the mainstream in the same…

Rings 29.02.2012
Memento Mori Rococo Stuart Crystal Skull Ring

1761 Rococo Memento Mori Skull Ring

When people ask what the Rococo influence on jewellery was during the mid 18th century, this is the ring that…

Rings 27.02.2012
1730 Stuart Crystal Ring White Enamel

1730 White Enamel Stuart Crystal Ring

The 1730s saw a transition from the Baroque to a formal style and then into the Rococo. This is not…

Rings 17.02.2012

c.1680 Memento Mori Skeleton Ring

Formerly a ribbon slide, this Stuart crystal converted ring is still a perfect version of its form. The skeleton with…

Rings 15.02.2012
1911 Mourning Ring, Australian

20th Century Mourning Rings

This is one of the last pieces in the traditional mourning style for its time. The bold ‘in memory of’…

Rings 25.01.2012
1880 Locket Ring

Anna Schrarn, 1881 Locket Ring

As seen in the ‘Discovering a 19th Century Swivel Ring’ piece, this ring shares remarkably the same style in terms…

Rings 23.01.2012
Swivel Ring, Victorian, Hairwork

Discovering a 19th Century Swivel Ring

Originally, this ring had a bloodstone intaglio, which has since been replaced, but this swivel ring is a refined piece…

Rings 11.01.2012

Mourning Cameo Onyx Ring, Late Victorian

Mourning cameos have been set in jewellery from the mid 18th Century as popular items. Different materials have been used,…

Rings 09.01.2012
Blue Enamel Late Victorian Family Mourning Ring

Blue Enamel and Diamond Family Mourning Ring, Late 19thC

It is quite an unusual and remarkable thing when a mourning or sentimental jewel takes on the properties of an…

Rings 06.01.2012
Forget-me-not heart mourning ring

1862 Pearl Forget-Me-Not Ring

This particular ring tells a tale that exemplifies the Victorian Era. It shows the different facets of society that relate…

Rings 02.01.2012
1853 Many Anne Lewis Mourning Ring

M.A Lewis Mourning Ring, 1852

An ideal piece for the middle of the 19th Century; this ring encapsulates all of the design motifs popular with…

Rings 01.01.2012

Intaglio Signet Mourning Ring

Intaglios set in rings are more popular with the male side of society and can range from family crests and…

Rings 28.12.2011
Forget-me-not diamond heart mourning ring

Alexander Schevn, Heart, Diamond, Forget-Me-Not Mourning Ring

Another example of the 19th Century Rococo Revival in jewellery. Other examples can be seen in the Necklaces and Chains…

Rings 26.12.2011

Faith, Hope and Charity Ring

Did you get anything wonderful for Christmas? Please share your treasure with the rest of the Mourners at the Art…