Early Victorian Milk Tooth Ring

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Early Victorian Milk Tooth Ring

1,600.00

Metal: 15K Gold & Silver

Stone: Baby Teeth with Rose Cut Diamonds

Era: 1820 - 1830

Size: 6.5

What you Should Know: Baby tooth is cracked but secure.

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

At The One I Love, we dabble in the sentimental. Every piece we curate and pass on has been loved by many through decades and sometimes centuries. You know who else who was immensely sentimental… Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria loved to commemorate major milestones in her and her family’s lives. She did so through her favorite medium- jewelry. Furthermore, she loved using the natural resources around her to incorporate into the design. Whether it was her own hair, animal bones, or even her own children’s teeth, Queen Victoria was a trend setter when it came to sentimental materials in jewelry.

Unfortunately during the Victorian Era, infants had about a 50% chance of making it to childhood. So when a young one made it to the age of losing their baby teeth, it was a landmark occasion and one worth celebrating or memorializing. When Queen Victoria’s first born princess made it to seven, Prince Albert commissioned a brooch that featured one her baby teeth, also called a milk tooth. And like so many things that the royal family adorned themselves with, the trend caught on. Milk tooth jewelry was officially a thing.

This is one of the most incredible examples of Victorian milk tooth jewelry we have come across. Two pearly whites sit side by side, possibly symbolizing two children, in a golden ring. The perfect piece for any history nerds, antique collectors, cheerleaders of the unusual, or even a mama. 

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