Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring
Classic Antique Mizpah Ring

Classic Antique Mizpah Ring

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A charming antique ring, a favourite motif of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Mizpah, a Hebrew word meaning watchtower, came to be used in jewelry throughout the Victorian era for its symbolism based on a story told in the Book of Genesis: Jacob and Laban reconcile their differences and as a symbol of their peace, build a mizpah. Laban says to Jacob, "The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent, one from another." The Victorians took the word mizpah as a shorthand for this sentiment, of the protection of a relationship while the parties are separated, and used it to decorate jewels - rings and pendants especially - to be given to family, loved ones, and friends alike.

Fair antique condition with wear in line with age and heavy use, including what appears to be either a full reshank or sizing at each shoulder, and a band that has continued to wear thin. While we love the sentimentality of a mizpah ring especially being worn threadbare, we remind you to exercise caution with your antique rings that have some metal loss.

Details:
• 9k rosy yellow gold stamped and tested throughout, with British hallmarks for Birmingham 1900, maker’s mark WM (though this section may have been a replacement)
• Size 8/18 and do not recommend resizing
• Face of ring is 4.3mm at widest, 18.7 across, with a rise of 0.9mm; back of band measures 4.3mm wide and 0.6mm thick
• 1.9g

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