This beautiful bezel set French onyx cameo ring is made out of 18K solid gold. It features a woman's head turned right, her hair done in the manner of the late nineteenth century. The white carving sits atop the dark onyx background in a perfect blend. And the elegant 18K solid gold setting lends a rich contrast with the black onyx stone. The triple band shank ends in a solid band, and indicates that the ring can easily be resized.
We have dated this lovely ring to the period of Napoléon III (the Victorian epoch for our Anglophone friends). It is in excellent condition.
Size: 7 (can be re-sized
Material: onyx, 18K solid gold
Period: Victorian, Napoléon III
Provenance: a French estate sale
Additional remarks: stamped with the Eagle head mark to guarantee its 18-carat gold content. Also features a maker's mark
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.