The Georgian Memorial Navette Ring

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The Georgian Memorial Navette Ring

4,000.00

Metal: 18K Gold

Stone: Rose Cut Diamond (Est. 1.2tcw)

Size: 8

Face Size: 1.3" L x .75" W

Era: 1781

What You Should Know: Ring Reads " Rob Inglis Died July 14th 1781 Aged 48 / J Ingles Died Nov 2 1786 Aged 15"

*This Ring Can Be Resized

One of the things that make memorial rings so recognizable is their materials. Dark enamel or jet were only appropriate for periods of mourning but if white was used, it meant the person who had passed was unmarried. If the main stone was pearl, it represented the loss of a child, and different symbols engraved in the shank could mean an array of things. But what we find most interesting about these nostalgic rings are the original owners personal messages engraved inside them. We spend hours wondering about their lives, and what the particular piece meant to them. It definitely doesn’t hurt when that piece is insanely gorgeous like this one.

The inscription on the inside of the setting of this ring reads “Rob Inglis died July 14th 1781 aged 48/ J. Ingles died Nov 2 1786 ages 15”. Despite the slight difference in spelling of the last names, we assume this ring was made for someone in the family, meant to remind them of their two relatives who had moved on.

The ring itself is an elegant navette shape with stunning deep blue enamel work. Rose cut diamonds sparkle next to the dark enamel in a floral motif, with a textured gold border and shank. Truly one of the most beautiful rings we’ve come across, it’s statement making, and sentimental, which is the whole point of jewelry anyway, right?

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