Victorian Banded Onyx Cameo Ring
This beautiful, French-made ring, circa the Victorian Era (1837-1901), features a hand-carved banded onyx cameo set in solid 18 karat gold.
The banded onyx cameo features a portrait of a gentleman, facing right. The portrait is done in the white band of onyx, with the background being the black band of onyx!
The cameo was carved by hand, and is bezel set in solid 18 karat gold. There is evidence of a prior sizing located inside the ring shank. There are two French touch marks on the outside of the ring shank: One is a faint maker's mark and the other is the French eagle head export mark.
The ring is presently a size 8, and does show evidence of a prior sizing on the inside of the ring shank.
The ring has a gross weight of 4.6 grams.