Topaz mourning ring

Georgian topaz mourning ring

A rather handsome topaz mourning ring dated 1817. The high carat gold shank is embossed with roses and the head is set with a large honey-coloured Imperial topaz in a foiled and closed back setting. The ring is inscribed to interior with the details of the deceased : Mary Paine obt. 22 Dec 1817 aet 27. The ring is size Q [US 8] and the band tapers in width from 1/3 of an inch front centre to 1/4 of an inch at reverse. Substantial, fine quality and immaculate.

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