A trendy late Victorian period signet ring, the black and white chalcedony (banded onyx) panel uncarved and set in a good-looking setting and shank of stable 14ok rose gold. The ring shoulders are etched-decorated and deeply chased with geometric Victorian Eastlake type motifs. The bigger ring dimension suggests this was as soon as meant to be a gents’s ring.
Rings of this sort have been meant to be adorned with personalised initials or household coat of arms. Chalcedony, quite a lot of agate/onyx, naturally kinds in bands and layers of alternating colours (sometimes black and white; varieties in shades of pink are known as carnelian and sardonyx); when a jeweler carves by the highest “pores and skin” layer, the alternate colour of the second layer turns into uncovered, leading to a two-color design most fitted for cameos, intaglios, and signets.
It is all the time good to discover a Victorian signet ring with its face panel nonetheless uncarved regardless of 100+ years of earlier possession. This ring may very well be loved as is, or a jeweler can personalize it by carving in your personal initials.
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Date: c. 1880s, late Victorian period
Ring dimension: USA 9, UK R, EU 59 (resizable— see “FAQ” part at backside of web page for more information)
Supplies: chalcedony (banded onyx), stable 14ok rose gold (unmarked however examined)
Weight: four.four grams
Dimension of ring face: 16 x 11 mm
Dimension of sardonyx: 13 x eight mm
Max width of ring shoulders: 7.6 mm
Peak of ring face: 5.6 mm
Width of shank: 2.9 – four.2 mm
Thickness of shank: zero.9 – 1.four mm
Situation: general in nice vintage situation. This ring has been sized up earlier than; a faint joint line is seen in the back of the shank, the place further gold was inserted. The sardonyx reveals faint floor put on, minor abrasions to the sting, and one tiny ‘fleabite’ nibble to the facet. A faint gold solder mark is seen on one facet of the ring, the place the shoulder joins the setting (not likely a problem, and visual solely to educated eyes when analyzing the ring inside; described right here for accuracy). There may be anticipated age-related floor put on to the gold.
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