The Sarah Simmons Memorial Ring

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The Sarah Simmons Memorial Ring

850.00

Metal: 15K Gold

Stone: Enamel

Size: 6

Era: 1879

This Ring Can Be Resized

What You Should Know: Ring Reads "Sarah Simmons OB: 7th April 1879 AE: 75 +"

There was no part of life that wasn’t easily represented in fashion during the 19th century. Victorians wore their heart on their sleeve, communicating love, loss, and life with their clothing, accessories, and especially jewelry. A perfect example of this is the trend of memorial jewelry. In fact, memorial jewelry surpassed the status of a “trend” and established itself as an entire industry itself. It was standard to commision rings in honor of loved ones, and these styles were purposefully recognizable to the public eye.

 

Memorial jewelry is often gold with black enameling, the go to material for letting everyone know why and for whom you were rocking this ring for. It’s common to find ones carved with the word “mother” or “father” as these could be mass marketed, but sometimes we stumble upon one that was clearly custom made for a special someone. This Victorian memorial ring is one of those. Dedicated to Sarah Simmons, who must have been extremely lovely to deserve such a stunning ring in her honor, this ring is the quintessential Victorian memorial ring. Black enamel decorates a 15k gold band, with dates commemorating her life. This is the perfect addition to any antique jewelry collection, with just the right amount of history + style.

 

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