Antique Georgian Ring Religion Reliquary Gold Black Enamel Diamond Cross (6393)

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Antique mourning ring Georgian or earlier religious reliquary. 18k yellow gold, black enamel and rosecut diamonds. Made in France. Exact date unknown. Suitable for a man or woman. <P><P>
Measurements: US size 6.5. Weighs 6.3 grams. Can be resized.   <P><P>
Description : Reliquary or container for a sacred remnant in the form of a ring. Shapeded like an oval signet ring, the bezel sloping directly down at the sides. The bezel with a little compartment at the back. Amazingly fine construction to the hinge that opens and closes the door. The bezel (top) of the ring and shoulders have a black enamel design of foliage and trailing vines. This would have had some symbolism hundreds of years ago. In the center of the bezel is a cross, outlined in black enamel and very finely pave set with diamonds. Design is very beautiful.  Workmanship is exquisite. Highly wearable. A great addition to a collection of mourning jewelry.   <P><P>
Marks: Any marks that existed have been worn. I acid tested the gold to ensure metal purity.   <P><P>
Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age.  Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

$3,999.00

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