18ct Pearl & Enamel Victorian ‘In memory of’ Hair Memorial Ring
This ring is arguably one of the most pristine Victorian memorial rings we have come across here in the shop.
Dating back to 1836, this traditional Victorian memorial ring does not fail when it comes to quality.
Crafted using 18ct gold and decorated with black enamel round the outside of the shank. The letters “In Memory Of” are written in a gothic font round the ring.
The head of the ring sits a small woven lock of hair surrounded by ten small pearls. The hair is that of the gentlemen, William Butlin who past away back in January 1837.
Inside the shank is a hand engraved dedication to William Butlin reading “Wm Butlin Obt 23rd Jan y 1837 age 63”.
Although traditional Victorian hair memorial rings are not everyone’s cup of tea, I think we can all appreciate the fine art and the love that has gone into making this ring. It leaves you wanting to know more about this man, and who the ring was left to for comfort after his passing.
Woven hair memorial rings were very common among this era and bought comfort to a loved one after their dearly beloved had passed on. A tradition started by Queen Victoria after her dearly beloved husband, Albert past away.
This ring is no exception when it comes to preserving history in such great detail and fine beauty.
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