Buckle Locket Ring with Hair
Secret lives, hidden compartment, emotions all buried in the folds and creases of 19th century taffeta and silk. Locket rings seem to hold the ultimate magic for us all. In buckle motif, this is a 12k rose gold ring with an inner chamber. Click up at the buckle, open further, and inside a precious plait of auburn hair is woven tightly around the ring. Snap is closed and no one is the wiser.
Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) north to south on the hand and rises 1/8 of an inch (0.3 cm) off the finger. This antique ring has a weight of 5.6 grams (3.6 dwt).
Size: US 6-1/2 (UK M-1/4; Euro 16-7/8, 53.25 mm). Due to the construction this ring cannot be sized.
Date: Circa 1850 - 1860