Georgian 18ct & Enamel Memorial Ring – RESERVED
This is a beautiful Georgian-era memorial ring. It became a tradition that when a loved one died, to dedicate jewellery to them, sometimes baring a lock of hair from the dearly beloved. Some rings also came with engraving. Usually the deceased’s initials with the year of birth and death. They were often called ‘Momento Mori’ rings and are now considered highly collectible.
This one is very interesting and differs from others we have had as rather than reading ‘In Memory of on the outside, this one reads ‘In Memory of England’ crafted using 18ct gold and black enamel
Engraved on the inside of the shank is the name ‘Louis Lo” Wenthol’. We have tried to find out anything we can about ‘Louis’ but unfortunately have been unsuccessful. I do however find this exciting and it adds to the mystery of the ring.
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