finger ring

A mourning ring. United Kingdom. 1824. The head of the ring comprises of a lock of hair encapsulated in glass with two tiers of 16 black cut gem stones set onto a gold band. The inside of the band of the ring has been engraved reading "JH Wharrie M.D died 8 Nov 1824 aged 36 years".

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