Black Enamel Mourning Ring with Hair Compartment


A special and lovely example of Victorian Mourning Jewelry. A gold mourning ring with a compartment that opens up to reveal woven hair behind glass. On the lid appears to be a crest with a gryphon and crown.  Black scrolling enamel with segments spell out “In Memory of”. Underneath the compartment is the name “Joshua Moss 6 September 1879. A wonderful tribute to a long loss individual 

Normal antique wear, some oxidation to the gold, very minimal wear to the black enamel 

Metal: 14k Gold 

Age:  1879

Dimensions: Size 11, this ring cannot be resized as the enamel work reaches around the entire ring 

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