Vintage Victorian mourning ring made in 18k yellow gold and black enamel. Accented with seed pearls and old mine diamonds. Engraved E.M, died Oct 23rd, 1879. Circa 1879.
The seed pearl flower with diamond petals is particularly fetching, as is the intricate enamel work.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.