A gorgeous sardonyx and diamond cameo ring from the Edwardian (ca1910s) era! Crafted in 18kt yellow gold, this striking piece adorns an oval shaped sardonyx cameo at the center of a lovely setting. Resting atop the smoothly polished rich, black stone is a wonderful profile of a Native American chief hand carved into the bright white layer of the sardonyx. The details are fantastic, including his stoic facial expression, textured headdress, and beautifully detailed feathers that line the back of his head and neck. The striking bezel set cameo is surrounded by a smoothly polished wide border, and decorating each shoulder are 3 sparkling old Rose Cut diamonds. The gorgeous bezel set stones graduate slightly in size and rest within the center of the open wirework stacked band, allowing the light to catch their facets beautifully with every turn. The band tapers near the back and stamped inside of the shank is a maker's mark beside a "750" gold purity mark, and stamped on the back of the centerpiece is an "EB" maker's mark separated by the Zoroastrian sauwastika symbol.
This elegant and unique ring makes an incredible statement piece and would look stunning worn day or night!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.75 but could be resized. The sardonyx cameo centerpiece measures approximately 5/8" tall, about 1/2" wide, and rests a little less than 1/4" above the finger when worn. The graduated band measures 1.5mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting. The sardonyx cameo is intact and securely set. There is a very minor chip to the very tip of the cameo's nose, however given the color and size of the chip, it is not noticeable when worn.