mourning ring

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Noun1.mourning ring - a ring worn as a memorial to a dead personmourning ring - a ring worn as a memorial to a dead person
ring, band - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
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I judged him to be a bachelor from the frayed condition of his linen, and he appeared to have sustained a good many bereavements; for, he wore at least four mourning rings, besides a brooch representing a lady and a weeping willow at a tomb with an urn on it.
There was the garnet set which Aunt March wore when she came out, the pearls her father gave her on her wedding day, her lover's diamonds, the jet mourning rings and pins, the queer lockets, with portraits of dead friends and weeping willows made of hair inside, the baby bracelets her one little daughter had worn, Uncle March's big watch, with the red seal so many childish hands had played with, and in a box all by itself lay Aunt March's wedding ring, too small now for her fat finger, but put carefully away like the most precious jewel of them all.
John, Diana, and Mary Rivers, for the purchase of three mourning rings.
Bucket notices things in general, with a face as unchanging as the great mourning ring on his little finger or the brooch, composed of not much diamond and a good deal of setting, which he wears in his shirt.
A post-medi-mourning ring, Kidwelly; a gold ring Hundleton, and a found at "The skull/death's head on the Hundleton and Kidwelly rings is a motif which occurs on the earliest mourning rings, dating to the 15th century, and the motif remained popular thought the 17th century.