Mens Antique Cameo Ring. Victorian Engraved 935 Silver, Carved Abalone Shell Ring. Roman Head Statement Signet Ring. Sz US 11.5/UK W.5/EU 66

$225.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 19th century

Materials

935 Silver, Abalone, Mother of Pearl

Size

11 1/2 US

Lots of age to this superb mid-Victorian gents silver cameo ring. Likely Italian in origin the carved cameo depicts a classical image of Mars, the Roman God of war and agriculture.

Masculine, the ring is a large impressive size with plenty of presence. The oval cameo is bezel set into a heavy silver mount with wide shoulders that are engraved in an early chased pattern. A wide flat band completes this aristocratic piece that is bound to become a favorite signature ring that attracts lots of compliments! We like to imagine that it might well have been bought as a memento of the 'The Grand Tour' - a 17th- and 18th-century coming of age custom - when upper-class young men of sufficient means and rank undertook an extended tour of Europe.

MATERIALS: 935 high purity sterling silver.

GEMSTONE: Carved abalone shell/ mother-of-pearl

DATE: 1850, mid Victorian.

SIZE: Size 11-1/2 (US), W-1/2 (UK), 66 (EU).

MEASUREMENTS: Face measures 21x17mm, shoulders 16mm sloping to a 5mm band.

WEIGHT: 11 grams

HALLMARKS: '935' stamped inside band.

CONDITION: Very very good with signs of age and wear as expected in a ring of this age. The cameo features and side engraving on the silver have softened somewhat over time. Our photographs are taken with a magnified macro lens to show you every tiny detail, flaws that may appear are not nearly as visible to the naked eye and dark areas on the silver are camera shadow.

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