Hardstone Cameo with Diamonds in 14kt Gold c1900

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Of cameos made of shell, lava, coral, glass or hardstone, it is the latter that is the most valuable. This is due to the fact that the stone is the most difficult to carve. To achieve a graceful curve of the neck, to ensure a clean cut, interesting line to the nose, to portray expressive eyes, the carver must be a master. Otherwise, the cameo comes out chip carved and amateurish.  

This is a beautiful ring in 14kt yellow gold, hallmarked and tested. The cameo base is onyx  with the carved white stone bust of a woman. Beautifully carved in high relief, but not so high that the cameo runs the risk of being damaged when worn. This ring is in very fine condition with no problems  It is all original. The detail to the carving is impressive. The diamonds are shiny and sparkly and very white.  The hard stone is black and white.

American ring size 6 1/4, British ring size M1/2 . This ring is in very fine condition with a bit of wear due to age and use. Weighs 5.6 grams

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