Victorian turquoise cabuchon set 18ct gold ring spelling “Mizpah” around the shank. The outer band has engraved detail and two hair work compartments, the inner band is inscribed "March 8th 1877" and with a glazed hair work compartment, mounted in gold.
Mizpah is Hebrew for "watchtower". As mentioned in the biblical story of Jacob and Laban, making a pile of stones marked an agreement between two people, with God as their watching witness.
Over time, "Mizpah" came to represent the emotional bond between people who are separated (by physical distance or by death) and Mizpah rings were exchanged during the 19th century as tokens of affection and protection.
Ring Size: J