Description: This is such a charming piece! It’s a Victorian mourning ring that tests for 14K gold in some areas and 18K in others which is consistent with a piece of this sort from this period as it was made in parts and then soldered together. It’s embellished with gorgeous, black and white enamel work. The face of the ring is comprised of an oval centerpiece that is covered in white enamel and a dark monogram that looks like “CC” perhaps. Interestingly, upon close inspection, the enamel monogram is actually a very dark blue, not black although it looks black and this was only pointed out to me by an expert as it looks black even with my loupe. The white enamel in the center does have some dings which may be because it sticks out above the ring and there is some wear to the black enamel, but I think it adds to the charm of this special piece and it’s not very noticeable when you’re wearing it unless you’re looking for it. Surrounding the centerpiece is a black enamel border with raised gold letters that read IN MEMORIAM. The shoulders are wonderfully embellished with a black and white enamel, geometric design with some raised gold areas. On the underside, there is an empty compartment which probably held a piece or hair or another memento that has been lost in time along with the locket cover. There is an inscription on the inside of the band that has been hand engraved with the date, January 23, 1867. The ring is a bespoke piece or was made to be customized as we can see with the monogram and lack of hallmarks. Materials: Gold and enamel. Measurements: Size 5.5. Approximately 4.5 grams. Date estimate: Victorian Era, engraved with the year 1867. Condition: Good, antique condition with wear in keeping with age and use. As discussed above, there is wear to the white enamel on the oval centerpiece. There is also wear to the black enamel and it’s possible that the piece was repaired at some point. Please use the photos as a guide as they form part of the description and the condition of a piece is subjective. Any boxes or props pictured are for display only unless otherwise noted and are not included with this listing. While the condition of each item is described in the listing, there may be other condition issues not listed, so use the pictures as a guide as they are part of the listing description. Feel free to ask any questions for clarification before purchasing. If you have not paid within this time frame an unpaid item case will be opened. However, Portals of Time Vintage guarantees what it sells. If there is a problem with your order, please contact the store upon receipt to arrange a return. These are the rules of the program and they can’t be circumvented. Instead, pricing is based on the style and rarity of the piece as an antique and prices are subject to change according to fluctuations in market value and availability or scarcity of a particular style or type of piece. If you Google “Portals of Time Vintage” the results will come up with the store name, feedback, and reviews since it opened online in 2017. You can also find Portals of Time Vintage on Instagram under the username: portalsoftimevintage for more insight. At Portals of Time Vintage, we believe there is something special about wearing or holding a piece that is vintage, antique, or antiquarian. It creates a connection that can take you back in time. As a historian and store owner, I think of these pieces as artifacts that speak to us about the past. Be sure to check the other listings and stay tuned as more wonderful treasures are listed for sale. The item “Antique Victorian 14K Gold Black White Enamel Mourning Ring IN MEMORIAM 1867 5.5″ is in sale since Thursday, July 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry”. The seller is “portalsoftimevintage” and is located in Santa Ana, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Viet nam, Uruguay.