The Georgian Sepia Urn Ring

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The Georgian Sepia Urn Ring

1,300.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Stone:  Ivory and crystal

Era: 1823

Size:  7

What You Should Know: Shank is a memorial band. 

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

Neoclassicism was basically a major TBT, capturing the art and culture of ancient Rome and Greece, but in the mid 18th century. Excavations from Pompeii and Herculaneum inspired a whole new movement inspired by the classics. It carried over into pretty much every beautiful thing about life- literature, art, architecture, theatre, music, and you guessed it, jewelry.

In the late 18th century, honoring a deceased loved one through memorial rings was a standard practice. It wasn’t just saved for a ritual after death, but a daily wearable fashion. In a nod to the ancient Greek visual style, this ring has a hand painted ivory depicting an urn, which was used to symbolize a loved one passed on. The draping willow tree over the urn was often used as another layer of grief- literally a weeping willow.

With the combo pack of mourning jewelery and neoclassicism, this ring is not only crazy beautiful, but quintessential Georgian and historically significant. 

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