Queen Victoria's mourning ring: upon the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert, Queen Victoria went into a period of mourning which lasted the rest of her life. As was the custom of the time, she commissioned a mourning ring to wear so that an image of her husband would always be with her. What makes this ring unusual is that the image is actually a micro-photograph of Albert, set behind crystal. Usually, the images were painted. The gold bezel is surrounded by black enamel.