This ring features a bold white-on-brown hardstone chalcedony cameo portrait, bearing the side profile of a face, with curly hair, wearing a headdress. The hardstone itself is dated to the early 18th century, housed in an 18k yellow gold setting, with subtle braid-detail shank.
Materials and Features: Hardstone (chalcedony); 18k yellow gold (tested)
Age/Origin: Chalcedony cameo is estimated to be early 18th century; ring itself is estimated early 19th century.
Marks: FB 14, possible French hallmark on exterior of band.
Weight: 3.3 g
Ring size: 4.50 US
Condition: Generally excellent. Subtle wear to the chalcedony, visible on the posterior face, consisting of a small surface chip, and a faint line. Minor abrasion to the nose, often to be expected on cameos this old. A wonderful, early ring.
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Early 19th C Chalcedony Cameo Portrait Ring in 18k Gold