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Mourning Ring

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1935M547.262
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery


Mourning, or memento mori, rings were often bequeathed in wills to close friends and family to be worn at the funeral and as a reminder to the wearer of the departed.This English ring has been decorated with a white enamel skull and cross bone design which is set on either side with rosecut diamonds.

Bequeathed by Thomas George Barnett, 1935.

Further Information

School/Style:Mourning Jewellery
Medium:Gold, enamelled and set with six rose-cut diamonds.
Place of Origin:England


Width:22 mm
Diameter:16 mm