Georgian urn ring
Fine quality and elegant Georgia urn ring, circa 1790. Urns became popular funerary motifs in the 18th century. They represented immortality, containing the earthly remains of the body whilst the soul has ascended to the afterlife. The high carat gold ring shank supports a navette head with a ground of royal blue enamel surmounted by a rose-cut diamond urn, all diamonds in foiled, silver settings and within a gold bead surround. The ring is size N [US 6 and 1/2] and the head of the ring measures one inch by 2/3 of an inch. Immaculate condition.