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A pretty and unique victorian 18ct gold diamond cross and black enamel mourning ring, crafted in England circa 1870. The outer black enamel band, encompassing the design consisting of a central diamond set cross, conveying plenty of religious symbolism, entwined in delicately formed, diamond set, ivy leaves and branches - ivy acting as symbols for marriage, fidelity, friendship and affection. The band is also of a very unusual and rare wave like form.


We can deduce therefore that the ring would of most likely be made in commemoration of the death of Mr. Alfred Grigg (as inscribed on the inner band) who would of been a married man (black enamel, as oppose to white signified marriage and the deceased had come of age) who sadly passed away on October 7th 1872 age 28 ('Alfred Grigg Oct. 7th Aetat 28.')  


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RING SIZE - UK L /  US 5¾ /  EU 50⅞


MEASUREMENT - 17  mm diameter


MATERIALS - 18ct white gold / diamonds / black enamel


WEIGHT - 2.5g


HALLMARKS - Stamped '18' and tested for 18ct gold


CONDITION - Stones are all present well matched all with natural inclusions. Gems remain securely set and are original to the piece. The shank is in good order and retains its inscription clearly along with its '18' stamp. There is minor losses to the enamel, please see images. 

Victorian 18ct Gold Diamond Cross and Black Enamel Mourning Ring, Circa 1870

  • Total diameter of the ring approx. 17mm

    Resizing available upon request, here.



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