A lovely large sized antique cameo ring dating from the late Edwardian era that comes in an old blue "snakeskin" paper covered ring box.
The ring is crafted in sterling silver and 9ct gold and is fashioned in an elegant marquise shape. It is a two tone ring sterling silver for the front and shoulders with a slender 9ct yellow gold band at the back. The cameo is carved from shell and it is framed by rose cut marcasite stones which are also set into the shoulders.
Cosmetically the ring is very good but it does show signs of age and wear under close scrutiny and we have priced accordingly. The ring has been worn frequently so shows signs of surface wear and the carved cameo has lost a little of its sharpness. The silver bezel around the cameo is worn, the gold band at the back has worn thinner too and the cameo seems solid in the setting. All the marcasite stones are still present with some tarnish around the edges . As expected the ring box is in aged condition and it snaps tightly closed as it should and is perfect for safely storing the ring.
A lovely antique ring all around really that deserves to be worn again, please see photos as they form a good part of the description.
MATERIALS: sterling silver, 9ct yellow gold
MEASUREMENTS: Face measures 1" (2.5cm) high and wide, the cameo measures 17x13mm, the band at the back is 1.5mm. The box is approximately 1-1/2" (3.5cm) square
RING SIZE: Size UK Q-1/2, US 8-1/4, EU 57
HALLMARKS: stamped with a worn hallmark '9ct' and 'SIL'
DATE: circa 1915, Edwardian
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