From the 16th century through to the end of the 19th, locks of hair were regularly exchanged between family members and lovers. The art of making hair into jewelry, however, was generally reserved for memorializing a deceased loved one. An allotment of money was often set aside in a will to make mourning rings, lockets, or bracelets to commemorate the deceased, these memorial jewels were then distributed to mourners after the funeral. This Georgian ring reflects the tastes at this…
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.
Pair of Gold Scythian Earrings -- Century CE -- Discovered @ the burial site of a Scythian woman. The boat shapes reflect ties with colonies along the Black Sea.
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.