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“Not Lost But Gone Before”White EnamelMourning Ring

This gold and enamel Georgian mourning ring is modeled in a cigar band shape with lovely plain weave hairwork encased in rock crystal at the face. The hair locket is framed in white enamel (indicating that the deceased was unmarried) with the words “Not Lost But Gone Before.” The reverse of the head is engraved “E. A. Vincent ob 27 May 1807 At 30.


  • Materials

    10k rose gold (tests), 18k yellow gold, white enamel, hair, rock crystal

  • Age

    Engraved for 1807

  • Condition

    Very good - some wear to the enamel commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    9, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.34cm head, 4.3mm hoop

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