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[[file:Stuart Crystal.jpg|right|thumb|300px|A c.17th Century Mourning Ring with a Gold Cipher Capped by Rock Crystal with Traces of Black Enamel. © The Trustees of the British Museum]]
 
[[file:Stuart Crystal.jpg|right|thumb|300px|A c.17th Century Mourning Ring with a Gold Cipher Capped by Rock Crystal with Traces of Black Enamel. © The Trustees of the British Museum]]
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[[file:Charles I.jpg|left|thumb|300px|Memorial pendent portrait of King Charles I, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Order of the Garter. Image Courtesy of ''Christie's  ]]
  
 
Stuart crystals  were flat topped carved rock crystal quartz capping a gold wire cipher and/or crown on a [[Hair Jewelry|hairwork]] background.  These were mounted as [[ring]]s, [[cufflink]]s, [[pendant]]s, [[earring]]s  and slides. Usually mounted in gold, some have black or white tracery enamel. These rings were produced in support of the monarchy after the execution of King Charles I in 1649 and are a precursor of the memorial or mourning ring.
 
Stuart crystals  were flat topped carved rock crystal quartz capping a gold wire cipher and/or crown on a [[Hair Jewelry|hairwork]] background.  These were mounted as [[ring]]s, [[cufflink]]s, [[pendant]]s, [[earring]]s  and slides. Usually mounted in gold, some have black or white tracery enamel. These rings were produced in support of the monarchy after the execution of King Charles I in 1649 and are a precursor of the memorial or mourning ring.
  
 
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[[category:Jewelry_Glossary]][[category:Jewelry_History_&_Design_Periods]] [[category:Baroque_Jewelry]][[category:Jewelry]] [[category:Arcane_Jewelry]]

Latest revision as of 16:52, 11 July 2013

A c.17th Century Mourning Ring with a Gold Cipher Capped by Rock Crystal with Traces of Black Enamel. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Memorial pendent portrait of King Charles I, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Order of the Garter. Image Courtesy of Christie's

Stuart crystals were flat topped carved rock crystal quartz capping a gold wire cipher and/or crown on a hairwork background. These were mounted as rings, cufflinks, pendants, earrings and slides. Usually mounted in gold, some have black or white tracery enamel. These rings were produced in support of the monarchy after the execution of King Charles I in 1649 and are a precursor of the memorial or mourning ring.

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