Georgian 14kt Carved Concave Banded Agate Ring
This unusual ring from the late Georgian era (ca1830) is truly one-of-a-kind! Crafted in 14kt gold, the beautiful design features a unique banded agate centerpiece. The hand-carved stone is concave in shape, forming an open basin with a smoothly polished surface. The bands of creamy white, grey, tan, and deep brown are very evident, and almost resemble an operculum shell in appearance. Surrounding the agate stone is simple gold bezel, which is partially open in the back. Completing the design are pillar style shoulders that attach to either side of center, extending to a smooth tapered shank in the back. An artistic and beautiful piece, this unique ring is perfect for the Georgian jewelry lover, and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 6.25, but could be resized if desired. The banded agate centerpiece measures 7/8" tall, 5/8" wide, and rests 3/8" above the finger when worn. The tapered band measures 2mm wide at the very back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or carved banded agate stone, which is free of chips or scratches. There is a subtle natural patina on the surface of the gold, which is normal for a Georgian era piece.