Vintage Victorian mourning ring made in 18k yellow gold and black enamel. Accented with seed pearls. Reads In Memoriam. Circa 1880 England.
A simpler example of mourning jewelry, this ring features graphic pearls against the black enamel background.
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.