18th Century Stuart Crystal Ring
18th century Sterling silver Stuart Crystal made into a ring sometime in the 1800′s.
Stuart Crystals started off as mourning jewels protesting the execution of King Charles I (of the House of Stuart) in 1649. By the end of the 17th century, the little rock crystal jewelry had become a popular form of memorial, mourning, and love token jewelry. The style continued until about 1735 when tastes shifted to other styles of mourning jewelry.The bright rock crystal stone flashes pink from foil underneath. Coiled gold cipher is intact and bright.
Size 8, can be sized. Shown on model with our WWI German Empire Ring and her own mourning ring.