Georgian mourning ring

The willow and the widow

Herbarium Nr 147 Scientific Name SALIX Common Name Willow Type Mourning ring Place Unknown, European Date Georgian. Ca. 1810 Collected by Unmarked Material 750/1000 gold 18 k,┬ásepia miniature Size 24,7 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     A collectable and wearable Georgian mourning ring, filled with neo-classical symbolism. The pearly beaded rim is such a typical decoration technique, more often seen on silver objects from the period 1780-1820. The navette shape of this ring resembles the shape of a tear. The willow tree is a traditional symbol of mourning. The image further depicts an…