Antique Victorian William Shakespeare Hard Stone Cameo Ring in 18k Gold

O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! - William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet'

Here's not beauty too rich for use! Indeed this beauty is just begging for it. A masterfully cut hard stone cameo in the likeness of The Bard himself. Cut from an oval of banded agate, the cameo measures 17.3 mm north to south and 13 mm across. The agate is set into an 18 karat gold frame and mounted to form a ring. The ring is size 4-5, but could be sized up or down. It weighs 5.8 grams.

I suspect that the top of this ring is older than the ring shank and that in fact it began life as a brooch in about 1890, and has been converted over the years. It's much more wearable this way and makes quite a statement, as only Shakespeare could!

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Item ID: RGC11553V


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold/Black/White, Size: 4.5

$1,475 USD

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Victoria Sterling, Madison, WI   

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