Charming and early 18ct yellow gold Mizpah ring assayed in Chester is 1886.
With crisp and clear hallmarks for manufacture by Abraham Meyer Blanckensee - Summer Hill Terrace, Birmingham.
Buttery and lush in colour with raised bold lettering (easy to read) to a smooth and highly polished flat band which is lovely and comfortable on the finger.
Thick and solid in construction this ring show quality craftsmanship throughout.
Wonderfully symbolic Mizpah jewellery is still worn today as a token of love and friendship.
History of Mizpah
Mentioned in the Bible, Mizpah is a Hebrew word that has come to connote an emotional bond between two people.
Mizpah jewelry generally was exchanged between two people who were lovers or close friends and might be separated from each other for some amount of time, Rinker said.
Some of the pieces are engraved with the phrase, “The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another,” which immediately follows the mention of Mizpah in the book of Genesis.
6.64 at widest point
‘AMB’ For Abraham Meyer Blanckensee
Crown / 18 / Chester stamp / ‘C’ for 1886
M 1/2 or 16.9mm diameter US 6 1/2
Very very good antique condition. Gold is lovely bright and solid. Raised lettering shows no wear or damage. Hallmarks are very crisp and clear and band shows no thinning at all.