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GEORGIAN Stuart crystal ring with gold wire cipher on the inside, size 9-1/2, stone is 1/2" by 1/2".The crystal is a faceted octagon with a tiny layer of hair under the bottom and a dash of rose pink coloring.There are no other signs that it was ever anything else, though. The size is 8-3/4 and it is 1/2" along the finger at the front. There are scratches on the crystal, visible under magnification, but the braided hair can be easily seen through it. View View #V36262 GEORGIAN 14 karat gold hair ring on blue enamel with seed pearls and hair bows under glass, engraved "WC ob 5 Sept 1790 at 74", with original box, It is set above blue foil or blue enamel, even under magnification it is hard to tell which.View View View View View #V37534 GEORGIAN 9 karat yellow gold, seed pearl and hair mourning ring inscribed "En. Fabulous detail and design in this 220-year-old ring.
Stones in that period were often set in a close-backed mounting, and sometimes foiled as well.The band, which may be later-added, is hallmarked for 9ct gold, "375", maker "T&S", "9 375 R" in a hexagon mark, cabochon tests as rock crystal, band tests 10k, cabochon setting tests 14k.