SOLD Victorian Silver Mizpah Ring
A lovely ring from the late Victorian period, dated Birmingham 1884. The ring is made from sterling silver that was likely gilded when it was first made. It has 'Mizpah' in relief across the top of the finger with elaborate etching behind. Mizpah is a Hebrew word meaning 'watchtower' and has romantic connotations when used in jewellery. Some pieces are also engraved with the words 'The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent from one another'. A lovely sentiment between two lovers or friends.
The overall appearance of the ring is silver with evidence of gilding on the engraving to the front and on the inside of the shank.
Materials - Sterling Silver (part of the hallmark remains)
Age - Dated 1884
Size - Ring size US 6 1/4, UK M 1/2 This ring could be resized. Please bear in mind the band is slightly wider and may feel more comfortable as a 6 or M.
Condition - Very good. Evidence of a previous re-sizing. Gold gilding loss where the ring was re-sized on the inside of the shank.
Weight - 3.3g