This gold ring is set with a plait of hair under a rectangular section of glass surrounded by a chased gold border and faceted jet stones. The split shoulders on the band flank the central element and are decorated with floral scrolls.
"L. M. Goddard" (Engraved)
- Object type
- Descriptive terms
- 9/16 (W), 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. James L. Beal
- Reference Notes
- For an illustration of a similar ring see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 48, 101. For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.
- Related Items
Title Mourning ring Accession number 1916.223 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. James H. Beal:
Title Red leather ring box Accession number 1916.224
Title 226 - Ring in black case Accession number 1916.225
Title Ring Accession number 1916.227
Title Hair chain Accession number 1916.229