Antique georgian 18k gold enamel memorial ring skull
Antique Georgian 18 carat gold and enamel Memorial, hair and skull ring. Made circa 1820. Shank of the ring in the form of overlapping branches that divide into 3 at each shoulder, where they join the oval, flower-shaped bezel. Top has an oval reserve in which a skull rests on a bed of the beloved's tightly woven hair. The border is enamelled in black with gold letters: IN MEMORY OF.
Gold mourning ring, set with rose-cut diamonds and coloured pastes. The oval bezel bordered by amethyst pastes. At the centre a silver vase of flowers on a white ground. Inscribed behind Cease/ thy/ tears/ Religion/ points on high/ CS.. ob..25 Jan:/ 1787.aet. 70/ IS.ob..18 Sep:/ 1792./ aet:72..
A mid 16th/early 17th century gold and enamel 'memento mori' ring The heavy gold ring with flattened quatrefoil bezel the centre with painted white enamel skull on black enamel ground, the border with black enamel legend mememto mori the engraved scrolling shoulders with traces of white and green enamel, the reverse with indistinct goldsmith's privy mark, circa 1600,