Description: A gorgeous, antique, mourning ring set with a book that contains a locket on one page and “IN MEMORY OF” on the opposite page. The locket appears to contain what remains of a hair, fabric, or floral memento. The shoulders are embellished with a lovely, scroll, chased or engraved design. The band contains brown hair that has been tightly woven and inset into the band. Hallmarked “TW” for the maker, 9K, the anchor for the Birmingham assay office, and the date letter “Q” for 1865. Materials: 9K gold, glass, human hair or fabric remnants. Measurements: Size 7.25. The book measures approximately 5/16″ x 5/16″ or roughly 8mm x 8mm, The band thickness is roughly 4mm. Weight: Approximately 1.9 grams. Date estimate: Hallmarked for 1865. Condition: Good, antique condition with wear in keeping with age and use. The hairwork is in nice condition. The locket glass has a couple of small chips around the beveled edges, but this is only seen with magnification. Please study the photos to determine the condition for yourself as the condition of a piece is often subjective. Any boxes or props pictured are for display only unless otherwise noted and are not included with this listing. I try to describe the most obvious blemishes, if any, for each piece, but there may be other condition issues not listed, so please use the pictures as a guide and feel free to ask any questions for clarification before purchasing. Also, unless a piece is hallmarked with the date, a date estimate is just that, an estimate, not a guarantee. 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. About me: Im a historian, so I think of these pieces as artifacts that speak to us about the past. All the jewelry I sell is in ready-to-wear condition unless specifically noted and most pieces are rare and collectible. Be sure to check my other listings and stay tuned as I add more wonderful treasures for sale. The item “Antique Victorian 9K Mourning Ring In Memory of Book Hair Locket Band HM 1865″ is in sale since Sunday, June 2, 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 North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.