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Tiny Antique Baby Ring 25-12-22

Tiny Antique Baby Ring 25-12-22

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A beautiful tiny signet - originally this would have been made as a baby ring, but would be perfect now as a pinky midi ring or strung on a chain as a pendant.

While the practice of giving babies jewelry has ancient roots in protection and decoration, the Victorians in particular loved to adorn little ones - though these tiny rings were much more often given as a keepsake, stored away or worn by the mother. It's helpful to remember that with infant mortality so high in the 1800s, a small physical item like this was not only a lovely way to celebrate the birth of a child, but would also serve as a memento if the child didn't survive. Dated to Christmas Day 1922 and with only the faintest remnant of a letter on the face, we hope this cherished piece had only happy associations.

Good antique condition with reasonable wear for age and use, including loss of detail to engraving on face.

• 15k top and 18k band yellow gold, with worn and illegible hallmarks but tested
• Size 2.25, do not recommend resizing
• Face of ring measures 9.1mm wide, 4.8mm across, with a rise of 1.3mm; back of band measures 1.8mm wide and 0.7mm thick
• 1.9g
• Interior of ring engraved 25-12-22

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