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 a particularly rare example of Mizpah in three colours of gold - rich yellow, rose and the rare green gold. The beautiful gothic lettering is raised at the front making a stunning ring. The ring was crafted by the workshop of Abraham Meyer Blanckensee of Summer Hill Terrace, Birmingham in 1882. The ring is fully-hallmarked for the Chester assay office and 18ct gold.
The band is 7.5mm at the front and tapers to 1.5 at the back of the ring.
Size: O (UK) / 7 (US)
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