Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Lovely Antique Georgian 10k Rose Gold Amethyst Memorial Hair Cigar Band Ring
Regular price $480.00
Presented is a beautiful antique 10 karat gold amethyst and woven hair memorial ring. This piece is likely of American make and dates to circa 1800-1840. The ring is made in a simple almost cigar band style, with an oval halo of round cut purple amethysts surrounding a glass bezel with woven brown hair beneath. The ring is in great overall condition. The amethysts are all intact and well set. The glass and the hair plait beneath are in good shape. The band has had a resize or reinforcement, visible as an applied rectangle of gold to the interior of the base of the ring's band. The ring is not stamped or hallmarked but we have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 10 karat gold. The ring is about a size 6.5. The head of the ring measures about 10.73 millimeters wide while the narrowest point of the band is about 3.5 millimeters. The ring weighs 2.9 grams.