Antique 9k yellow gold Victorian ring from Chester, England c 1896, featuring five seed pearls in a floral cluster surrounded by an enamel heart. The detailed shoulders have two accent seed pearls within enamel framework. Within the band, intricate woven hair is seen through marquise cut outs. This one of a kind historic piece symbolizes Queen Victoria's impact on mourning jewelry when the love of her life, Prince Albert, passed away. After his death, mourning jewelry became prevalent and was a way to show eternal love.
Great antique condition
Weight: 2.2 grams
Band: 7.6 mm (front), 4.5 mm (back)
Pearls: 1.5 mm x 7 seed pearls
Hallmarks: 375 for 9k, wheat for Chester, "N" for 1896, 'WGM' for makers mark