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  • Mourning Ring, 1716

    It is unknown whether this was used in Britain or the Colonies.Mourning rings are difficult to find and this early piece makes this even more rare.If it was used in this country it was likely made elsewhere but imported to the New World.Lapis is a much prized stone because it is often associated with the Virgin Mary, as her robe was often cobalt or lapis blue.

  • Stick Pin, about 1900

    This stick pin was likely used by a man because of the dark, rather heavy piece of lapis lazuli set into it.These pieces were used by gentlemen primarily to catch and keep the tails of the teck scarves, cravats, etc. together.This is quite plain and could date from a wide range of dates but most likely is from the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century, when these are most popular.