Rare, Victorian 15ct, 15k, 625 Gold Buckle, Hair mounted Mourning ring, Dated 1879, Maker JJ&S
A Rare, Antique hair mounted, mourning, buckle ring from the Victorian period. Skillfully made in the design of a buckle with a band of braided hair woven between, the outer section has a decorative key hole design and has been intricately hand engraved with a scroll design – please see images.
The following has been hand engraved inside the shank:
JMC WL Oct 8 1879
In very good antique condition, with no damage and full set of crisp hallmarks as follows: JJ & S, 15ct (denotes 15carat gold).
The Victorians often designed jewellery with hidden meanings and sentimental messages.
The buckle ring symbolizes the sentimental, binding love between the giver and the wearer of the ring. The interlocking belt and the buckle represents how perfectly the suitors are attuned to one another.
Ring Size: UK: L / USA: 6
Metal: 15ct Gold
Weight: 2.7 grams
Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)