Essex Jewelry and Antiques
American Victorian 10K Gold Carved Hardstone Cameo Ring
Regular price $208.80
Presented is a wonderful Victorian 10K gold ring topped with a carved cameo. This hard stone cameo is very nicely carved to depict a woman in profile. This cameo is not from a seashell, but rather a stone from the ground, likely agate of some kind. The ring was made between the 1860s-1880s in America. The ring is not marked, as can be expected of pieces from this era. We have tested the setting with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 10K. The condition is excellent. The setting is in excellent condition. The carving is in great shape. It looks like there might possibly be a tiny chip to the woman's nose, but I simply don't think so. There are no chips, no cracks, no splits, no breaks, and no repairs. The top of the ring measures 17.65 x 10.25 millimeters. The ring is a size 5 1/2. It can be sized larger or smaller.
The weight is 2.1 grams.