A wonderful antique Victorian 18K gold, black enamel and hair Memory mourning ring inscribed to three Cuninghams and hallmarked to 1891. The Cuningham name is thought to originate from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dál Riata, an area whose golden age was in about 700AD. The first record of the name was in 1050 in Ayrshire, Scotland. In the middle ages Gaelic to English translations often spelt the name with two n’s which is more commonly found today. The Cuningham were amongst the first Scottish settlers in America with the earliest recorded arrival being in 1655. This fabulous Victorian memento mori mourning ring has the initials’WC’ in black enamel inlaid into a solid 18K gold shield shape plaque with finely detailed chasing around the edge. The band has a lovely circle of tightly woven brown hair around the outside with gold inlaid into black enamel panels over the top reading’MEMORY’. The reverse has been engraved’Adam L. Cuningham 25th May 1891, Maggie M. The ring is hallmarked for Chester, England with a crown,’18’, maker’s mark’… &S’ and date letter’H’ for 1891. The ring is approximately a size 7 3/4. The ring measures approximately 11mm x 11mm across the shield. The band is about 5mm wide. The ring has a rise above the finger of around 4mm. The total weight of the ring is approximately 4.9 grams. The ring is in excellent condition with light all over wear. Thanks for looking and please take a look at my other items! Antique Victorian 18K Gold Enamel Hair Mourning Ring CUNINGHAM WC 1891 Sz 7.75. The Cuningham name is thought to originate from the ancient Scottish kingdom of. Riata, an area whose golden age was in about 700AD. We make great efforts to honestly and accurately describe each item we list. We back this up with many photographs, all with a close-up zoom option for detailed inspection. Items are not returnable if it was not of the age/value you were hoping it to be with no exceptions. If we place a date on an item we guarantee it to be of that period or earlier. We are very easy to work with and welcome any and many questions during our listings, so please let us know if you have one! Thanks again for looking! Antique, Vintage, Estate Jewelry & More! Most of our pieces are from the Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid Century periods and we adore the unusual and unique. We also have a passion for antiques and frequently come across interesting estate items while searching for jewelry which can be found in our store too. We are always adding to our inventory, so please check back frequently. Thank you for visiting our store! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Auctiva gets you noticed! Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item “Antique Victorian 18K Gold Enamel Hair Mourning Ring CUNINGHAM WC 1891 Sz 7.75″ is in sale since Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry”. The seller is “liongoods” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.