This ring dates to around the 1870s-1880s and is likely of American make. The head of the ring was likely originally a seal fob, but the conversion to a ring is itself antique. The head of the ring is set with a quatrefoil of black onyx, finely intaglio carved with a reclining nude Greco-Roman figure, perhaps Zeus or another stately bearded figure. The setting is quite heavy and well constructed, meaning the majority of the gold weight in this piece is 14 karat, not the 10 karat of the ring's band.
The ring is in good overall condition. There are some little nicks to the stone here and there, please let the photos guide your judgment in that regard, but please note the actual seal/carving is still crisp and clear.No breaks or repairs to the gold. The ring is not stamped or hallmarked, but we have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee that the head of the ring, the setting of the stone, is 14 karat gold, while the band is 10k. The ring is a size 7. The head of the ring measures about 28 by 24.5 millimeters, while the band measures about 2.3 millimeters at the narrowest point. The ring weighs 13.9 grams. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Late 1800s Victorian 14k Gold Intaglio Carved Onyx Greco Roman Seal Ring" is in sale since Monday, May 24, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "essexjewelryandantiques" and is located in Essex, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.