Ring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-101115

Description

Gold mounting and band, rectangular center set with a plait of hair under glass surrounded by faceted jet beads.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rings (jewelry)
finger rings
glass (material)
RING

Additional Identification Number

558

Related Items

Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1946.369
Title Mourning ring Accession Number 1946.370

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

5/16 in (W), 3/4 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1946.370

Reference Notes

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.