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Antique Georgian (1775) 22ct John Bowen Memorial Ring

Antique Georgian (1775) 22ct John Bowen Memorial Ring


Going down the rabbit hole of trying to link this gorgeous memorial ring to a family with the surname Bowen. It seems to link to a family in the US but I cannot get the exact date and name to match. So it may be a mystery for the rest of time. 


What we do know is that he must have been a very loved gentleman to have this absolutely stunning, intricate and valuable ring created as a memorial to him. 


At nearly 250 years old (Yes, you read that right... 250 YEARS!) it is in absolutely breathtaking condition with the engraving still being crisp and the thickness of the band still being there. It originally would have had black enamel around the engraving, but most of this has worn off with time. We love the little remnants that are left but these could be removed if desired. 


The band has been hand carved with "John Bowen OB 8 Dec 1776 AET 59". Which tells us that this gentleman would have died at the age of 59 on the 8th of December 1775. 


It's a true piece of history that we wish we knew the whole story for. But in any case, it's a beautiful piece and should be loved and adored for the beauty it is. 


There are 2 stamps to the interior of the band that we distinguish to be makers marks. There are no hallmarks for the gold but the whole piece has been tested as at least 22ct gold. 


Condition: The ring is in fantastic antique condition with wear commensurate with age. The original black enamel that would have been present is almost completely gone. 


Hallmarked: The ring is not hallmarked but has been tested as at least 22ct gold. 


Weight: 4.1g

Size UK L - US 6


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