An impressive antique Edwardian hand engraved and chased silver and black onyx signet ring on a grand scale with plenty of presence.
European in origin and Art Nouveau in design the ring crafted in very thick gauge 975 silver (so a higher grade silver than sterling which is 925). It features a flat square slice of black onyx stone on the front with the wide shoulders intricately engraved with daisy like flowers, cross hatching, zig-zags and lines, there is even a line of engraving at the top and bottom of the stone. The shoulders graduate to a thick square band at the back that is stamped '975' on the outside, a hallmark on the outside of ring bands is an assay trait usually found on European rings.
The ring has a very flat profile from the side ,so even though it is so large, it is comfortable and effortless to wear. It is very good condition showing hand tooling marks and expected signs of age like shallow surface scratches but very little sign of any real wear with the band still nice and thick, the engraving crisp and the stone free of any flaw.
A fabulous masculine ring, heavy, chunky and very wide, an impressive statement for the ladies middle finger or the gents pinky, it looks as stylish and contemporary today as it did 100 years ago! Perfect for the dapper dandy and the antique jewellery collector alike, this ring will get you noticed!
MATERIALS: 975 silver
GEMSTONE: Onyx, Presidium tested, flat cut cabochon 15x15mm
DATE: 1915, Edwardian/Art Nouveau
MEASUREMENTS: measures approx 1" (2.5cm) across the face to the shoulders and 5/8" (1.8cm) deep. Measures 24mm tall (front to back) and the band is 5mm wide and 2mm thick.
SIZE: Ring Size US 8-1/, UK Q. Sizing is available for an additional fee, although the hallmark will be lost
WEIGHT: 13.5 grams
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