A lovely circle of etched flowers in the center of the ring. Originally, underneath the ring, there would have been wrapped hair with a protective cover, over the years they have since disintegrated. Even though the hair is no longer there, you can see the outline where it was. Mourning jewelry became very popular after Prince Albert died and Queen Victoria started to wear mourning jewelry made from the hair of her beloved dead husband (she even gave gifts made from her hair).Condition is good considering the age. The top is a bit bent and there is oxidation (where gold turns dark) on the band (see 2nd pic). Considering this ring has been around since the 1860's she has held up quite nicely. The gold band has a rosy tone and the top of the ring is more of a yellow gold. Tested 12K Gold - Tested with a Mizar Gold tester to get the exact. Tested 12K Gold - Tested with a Mizar Gold tester to get the exact karat level. Circle measures 10mm in diameter.
Total gram weight 1.55. The item "Daisy Chain Mourning Ring Civil War Era Ring 12k Gold -6.5" is in sale since Saturday, April 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "staplepaper" and is located in Glendale, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.