This ring, circa late Victorian, features an onyx stone with a flower motif delicately sculpted. The shoulders have an intricate line pattern carved into them, framing the central stone wonderfully. The band would have originally held a piece of hair in the band, hence the channel which travels entirely around the outside of the band.
A light ring of 1.3ct, testing as 9ct, it is in good overall condition, still well rounded and the onyx is well held. The blue flower has a chip to one of its petals, and as previously mentioned the hair is no longer present.
Mourning jewellery was a popular tradition in Victorian times, and people often chose to remember their loved ones through trinkets and jewellery. When a loved one passed away, they cut off snippets of their hair to be preserved in rings, pendants, or alongside photographs.
Size O UK/AU, 7 US/CA, 55¼ FR/RU, 17¼ DE
Please note that due to the band's hair channel this ring is excluded from our Free Resizing service.