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Antique Mizpah Ring

Antique Mizpah Ring

Regular price $382.00 USD
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Mizpah literally means watch tower in Hebrew and goes back to biblical times.

“And [it was called] Mizpah (Watchtower); for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.” (Genesis, 31:49)

However, the giving and receiving of Mizpah rings and tokens really became popular during the Victorian era through to the early 20th Century. It was a symbolic gesture of an emotional tie between two people - friends, lovers, betrothed and engaged, particularly when one or other was absent - for example, away at war.

This is an interesting example of a 15ct gold Mizpah ring from the early 20th Century. Across the front of the band are six circles each engraved with a letter. There is also a maker’s mark for James Fenton who had a significant workshop at Great Hampton Street in the jewellery quarter of Birmingham which operated for over 100 years from 1854.

See our Mizpah jewellery collection.

Size: M1/2 (UK) / 6.5 (US)
Weight: 3.5g


This piece has been specifically selected by us, for you. We choose vintage and antique items which we think are beautiful, elegant and classic at a range of price points between £30 and £3,000.

Generally, this means we only ever have one of each piece. We don’t select pieces which are “mass market” but rather items which are more individual. This means that once an item has been purchased, it really has gone.

Each piece comes in an attractive jewellery presentation box.

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