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Antique Victorian Tiger Eye Cameo Ring, Tiger’s Eye 1880s Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Signet Ring, Intaglio Ring, Ripley Howland Ring

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Here is an antique Victorian Etruscan Revival ring by noted jewelers Ripley-Howland featuring a tiger eye (or tiger’s eye) cameo that is a wonderful shade of caramel shifting to espresso, depending on the angle. Made in the late 1880s, the cameo is the face of a Roman wearing a wreath of olive leaves. It is in excellent condition with a sharp profile and measures 10x6mm, a nice size that makes the face quite visible to the observer. The gem is securely set in a hand chased bezel with horizontal and vertical elements that make the signet pop. The 10k yellow gold band has wide shoulders that are also hand chased with stylized leaves. This ring is a nice example of Etruscan design.

The Etruscan Revival movement emerged in the late Victorian era around 1860 when archaeological excavations in Greece, Rome and Egypt fueled an interest in antiquities that lasted through the 1920s. Design elements from the art and architecture of those earlier civilizations were borrowed and incorporated into jewelry and fashion that became very popular throughout Europe and the United States.

The inside of the band is stamped with an anchor and the letter K, the maker’s mark for Ripley-Howland. The Ripley-Howland Manufacturing Company of Boston and New York was in existence from 1887 to 1912 and they were prominent American jewelry makers in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Today, their rings are considered collectable art. The band is not hallmarked but has been tested to confirm that it is 10K gold.

Other measurements:
Ring size 6
Weight 2.6 grams
Setting measures 12.5mm north to south
Elevation of 5mm
Band measures 3mm wide

Please note that this ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized up or down. It can be resized to fit your finger by my personal jeweler for $45. Here is the listing to add to your cart when checking out:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/271074406/custom-ring-sizing-resizing

Each ring comes in an antique style leather ring box. Priority shipping is included in the U.S. and Canada. Please contact me for DHL rates outside of North America.

Payment Options:

If you need extra time to pay for a ring, contact me about my interest-free layaway installment plan. You can find the details in the policy section of my shop page.

If you want your item right away, PayPal Credit is a great way to buy what you want with up to 6 months of interest free financing. It’s like my interest free layaway plan, except that you get your item without waiting. Look in the policy section of my shop to find out more about it. Meanwhile, let me know what piece you are considering and I will reserve it for your for five days.

For other Edwardian and Victorian items in this shop:

www.etsy.com/shop/MyAntoniaJewelry?section_id=18920256
Here is an antique Victorian Etruscan Revival ring by noted jewelers Ripley-Howland featuring a tiger eye (or tiger’s eye) cameo that is a wonderful shade of caramel shifting to espresso, depending on the angle. Made in the late 1880s, the cameo is the face of a Roman wearing a wreath of olive leaves. It is in excellent condition with a sharp profile and measures 10x6mm, a nice size that makes the face quite visible to the observer. The gem is securely set in a hand chased bezel with horizontal and vertical elements that make the signet pop. The 10k yellow gold band has wide shoulders that are also hand chased with stylized leaves. This ring is a nice example of Etruscan design.

The Etruscan Revival movement emerged in the late Victorian era around 1860 when archaeological excavations in Greece, Rome and Egypt fueled an interest in antiquities that lasted through the 1920s. Design elements from the art and architecture of those earlier civilizations were borrowed and incorporated into jewelry and fashion that became very popular throughout Europe and the United States.

The inside of the band is stamped with an anchor and the letter K, the maker’s mark for Ripley-Howland. The Ripley-Howland Manufacturing Company of Boston and New York was in existence from 1887 to 1912 and they were prominent American jewelry makers in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Today, their rings are considered collectable art. The band is not hallmarked but has been tested to confirm that it is 10K gold.

Other measurements:
Ring size 6
Weight 2.6 grams
Setting measures 12.5mm north to south
Elevation of 5mm
Band measures 3mm wide

Please note that this ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized up or down. It can be resized to fit your finger by my personal jeweler for $45. Here is the listing to add to your cart when checking out:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/271074406/custom-ring-sizing-resizing

Each ring comes in an antique style leather ring box. Priority shipping is included in the U.S. and Canada. Please contact me for DHL rates outside of North America.

Payment Options:

If you need extra time to pay for a ring, contact me about my interest-free layaway installment plan. You can find the details in the policy section of my shop page.

If you want your item right away, PayPal Credit is a great way to buy what you want with up to 6 months of interest free financing. It’s like my interest free layaway plan, except that you get your item without waiting. Look in the policy section of my shop to find out more about it. Meanwhile, let me know what piece you are considering and I will reserve it for your for five days.

For other Edwardian and Victorian items in this shop:

www.etsy.com/shop/MyAntoniaJewelry?section_id=18920256

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PAYPAL CREDIT
PayPal Credit is a great way to make a purchase with up to 6 months of interest free financing. It’s like my interest free layaway plan, except that you get your purchase right away without waiting! To see if you qualify and to find out what your credit line might be, call Paypal at 1-866-528-3733. Meanwhile, let me know what piece you are considering and I will reserve it for your for five days.

LAYAWAY POLICY
If you find a piece in my shop that you cannot pay for right away, I will work with you on a layaway payment plan that fits your needs. You can start the process with a 25% deposit and pay the balance over 3 to 6 months. There are no interest charges or fees for layaway, but if you change your mind after you begin the process, any payments made will be converted into a store credit. This is because I take the piece off the market once a deposit is made. You can always pay off the balance early with no penalty. As soon as you have paid for your item in full, it will be sent out within two business days. If you wish to return it, you will receive a store credit.

Please understand that we cannot hold items longer than six months under layaway. If the payment schedule is not completed within the agreed upon timeframe, your prior payments will become store credit, and the original item will be reposted for sale.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
My goal is for you to be happy with your purchase, so I offer a money-back guarantee. You may return the item for a refund of the purchase price, minus the shipping cost, to your original method of payment. If for any reason you decide you do not want to keep your purchase, you must contact me with your return request within 7 days of receipt of the item, as indicated by the date it is signed for. The item must be returned in the original packaging and in the original condition. I will send you a prepaid label that includes shipping insurance for your return. In order to receive a refund, you must use the label I send you. It allows me to track the item and know when to sign for it. The return must be postmarked within 14 days of original receipt of the item. I will not accept returns for items that have been altered in any way, including sizing. If you return an item without contacting me, or refuse receipt of the item, the price will not be refunded.

Exceptions to my refund policy:
Items that have been altered or resized, or in any way changed or damaged from their condition when they left my shop.
Layaway items will not be refunded. I will accept returns in exchange for a shop credit.

Shipping policies

Within the United States I ship by USPS with full insurance. Items are sent by Priority Mail and a tracking number will be sent to you at the time of shipping. Items are sent within two days of receipt of full payment. I only send items to addresses that are registered to your Etsy or Paypal account. If you want an item sent as a gift to someone else, please convo me before purchase to get the okay. If you need your purchase sent Express, please contact me and we can arrange which service is best for your needs.

All packages will require a signature proof of delivery.

I ship to many countries outside of the U.S. and typically use DHL as it is fast and reliable. If you prefer another method, please contact me for a quote.

Please note that for insurance purposes I will declare full value of your item when shipped. For packages shipped internationally, I will not understate the price. The buyer is responsible for any customs, taxes and fees levied by the destination country.

Also note that if an item is shipped to you and you refuse shipment, you are still responsible for customs fees.

Additional policies

SIZING
I offer sizing services through my jeweler who has extensive experience sizing antique rings. Many jewelers do not have the expertise to match gold color and work with antique settings, so please consider using my sizing service. Rings are usually sized in about five working days.

INSURANCE APPRAISAL
My jeweler can provide you with an insurance appraisal if you need one for a fee of $50.

A NOTE ON ANTIQUE JEWELRY
Most of the gemstone rings in my shop are vintage or antique. As such, they do not easily fit the parameters of modern definitions of carat weight, clarity and cut.

For GIA appraisals, carat weight is determined by removing a stone from its setting and measuring it individually. With vintage jewelry this could compromise the integrity of the piece. I measure gemstones in their original settings and provide those measurements and an estimate of carat weight to give you with as much information as possible.

Clarity of a gemstone was of less concern a century ago, so many of these stones have tiny flaws and inclusions that are not visible to the eye without magnification. I do my best to disclose imperfections where present and will provide you the most accurate description possible. I examine each piece with a jeweler’s loupe, test gemstones for authenticity and also acid test gold to determine metal purity. Every piece that leaves my shop is something I would be proud to wear myself.
SIZING
I offer sizing services through my jeweler who has extensive experience sizing antique rings. Many jewelers do not have the expertise to match gold color and work with antique settings, so please consider using my sizing service. Rings are usually sized in about five working days.

INSURANCE APPRAISAL
My jeweler can provide you with an insurance appraisal if you need one for a fee of $50.

A NOTE ON ANTIQUE JEWELRY
Most of the gemstone rings in my shop are vintage or antique. As such, they do not easily fit the parameters of modern definitions of carat weight, clarity and cut.

For GIA appraisals, carat weight is determined by removing a stone from its setting and measuring it individually. With vintage jewelry this could compromise the integrity of the piece. I measure gemstones in their original settings and provide those measurements and an estimate of carat weight to give you with as much information as possible.

Clarity of a gemstone was of less concern a century ago, so many of these stones have tiny flaws and inclusions that are not visible to the eye without magnification. I do my best to disclose imperfections where present and will provide you the most accurate description possible. I examine each piece with a jeweler’s loupe, test gemstones for authenticity and also acid test gold to determine metal purity. Every piece that leaves my shop is something I would be proud to wear myself.

Antique Victorian Tiger Eye Cameo Ring, Tiger’s Eye 1880s Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Signet Ring, Intaglio Ring, Ripley Howland Ring

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Ring size: 6 US
  • Materials: one tiger eye cabochon cameo, antique Victorian setting, Etruscan Revival era, 10k yellow gold, made by Ripley Howland Company, made in US in 1880s, expert resizing available, layaway plan, Priority shipping in US and Canada
  • Feedback: 294 reviews
  • Favorited by: 27 people
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Returns and exchanges accepted
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