Antique Victorian Enamel Diamond Gold Mourning Ring
Victorian mourning ring in 15ct gold with black enamel and diamonds. The front of the ring is in black enamel with a leaf design set with rose cut diamonds. There is a compartment at the back which would have been for a lock of hair of the deceased person as a memento. It is fully hallmarked 15ct gold Chester; the date mark is slightly rubbed but is either 1870 or 1879. Finger size K 1/2 (UK/AU), 5.75 (US), 51.5 (French). The ring is in good vintage condition with all the enamel intact and has normal wear and tear for an item of this age.