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mourning ring

A ring given to family members and close friends at a funeral and were usually paid for through the estate of the deceased. This practice was popular in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century in America. These rings ranged from plain gold bands to more elaborate designs set with enamel, pearls, diamonds, and miniature paintings. They were often engraved with the name, date of death, and age of the deceased.

 

Variants

  • mourning rings
mourning ring