The term Mizpah goes back to the Book of Genesis and translates as “May God look after me and thee while we are absent from one another” and was given from one person to another to wish them a safe return.
This wonderful sentiment was also very popular in jewellery from the late Victorian period of the 1800’s to the Edwardian era of the early 1900’s as is the case for this charming antique Mizpah ring.
Made in Birmingham in 1905 in 9ct rose gold, the front of the ring has the word “Mizpah” spelt out in a wonderful font set against the band that measures 7.4mm wide and tapers down to 4.7mm at the back.
Even the band itself has not been forgotten in the design of this Mizpah ring as it has the most charming and exquisite hand carved design that goes all the way around the band.
Antique Mizpah jewellery is so charming in that it simply wishes a loved one a safe return home and is a wonderful look at how people expressed this love in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.