This ring dates from 1728; the absolute height of the memento mori style. It not only features the affectation of the ‘coffin’ shaped crystal, but it encapsulates the skeleton inlaid in black enamel around the band. Further to this, the element of the full skeleton inside the coffin crystal completes the sentiment. There is nowhere on the jewel that death is not represented.

This ring dates from the height of the memento mori style. It features a coffin-shaped crystal with a full skeleton inside, plus a skeleton inlaid in black enamel curves around the band.

Envelope locket mourning ring, opens onto compartment that would have stored a lock of the deceased's hair.

Elegant Century Envelope Ring - Envelope locket mourning ring, opens onto compartment that would have stored a lock of the deceased's hair.

18k Victorian Enamel Heart Locket Ring with Woven Hair Under Glass, 1845, "In Memory Of" around the band.

Victorian Mourning Ring with Enamel Heart Locket& Woven Hair Under Glass, "In Memory Of" around the band.

Mourning-ring; enamelled gold, the hoop enamelled white, in the form of  two skeletons supporting a coffin-shaped bezel with moveable lid (n...

enamelled gold, the hoop enamelled white, in the form of two skeletons supporting a coffin-shaped bezel with moveable lid

Antique Georgian mourning ring made in 18k yellow gold and black enamel. Centered with an oval rubellite and accented with seed pearls. Engraving reads Dear Father ob: April 18th, AE:59. Circa 1790 England.

Antique Georgian mourning ring made in yellow gold and black enamel. Centered with an oval rubellite and accented with seed pearls.

Georgian Era Mourning Ring in Rare White Enamel 1759

Georgian Era Mourning Ring in Rare White Enamel Circa 1759

View this item and discover similar band rings for sale at - Beautifully preserved mourning ring made in English in origin in gold. The ring is in a more rarely seen white enamel indicating the person

Rococo Memento Mori Skull Band, c. 1745

Fabulous Memento Mori gold and black enamel scrolled Rococo band dated The enamelled scrolls read : Mary Mount Ob 26 June 1745 aet 59 and the front scrolls are decorated with a skull, crossbones and a gravedigger's pick and shovel.

Georgian mourning & memento mori ring featuring a skull under square faceted rock crystal in silver bezel, with scrolled black enamel* band reading "JAMES SHIPPARD OB:20 JUN:1735 AE:38", fashioned in 18k and silver.   At Doyle and Doyle.

Georgian Mourning and Memento Mori Ring

Georgian mourning & memento mori ring featuring a skull under square faceted rock crystal in silver bezel, with scrolled black enamel* band reading "JAMES SHIPPARD fashioned in and silver. At Doyle and Doyle.

mourning ring

memento mori - mourning jewelry - commemorative jewelry - hair jewelry - A ring with the eternity knot of hair.

Elegant 19th Century Envelope Ring  Also note the hair being inside a compartment, a popular style from the late 1860s onwards, as opposed to larger earlier styles.

The 1881 envelope mourning ring showing how it opened to allow hair to be put inside as a keepsake. Perhaps not neccesarily in mourning.

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