Lovely Vintage 9K Gold and Onyx Ring with Garnet Snake Eyes Fully Hallmarked
The ring is fabulously unique and has great size and substance. This is a larger ring, no doubt a man's ring.
The top of the ring features an inset oblong onyx cabochon surrounded by a saw-tooth bezel.
As you can see, both shoulders feature a snake motif where the tail is on one side and the head overlaps the onyx stone on the other.
The snake's "scales" are rendered in a highly-dimensional texture.
Two faceted garnets accent the snake's eyes, giving the ring a truly dramatic, almost mysterious appeal.
There are several marks on the interior of the ring, the first of which features a capital "R" over "P" inside a hexagonal lozenge.
This is followed by a British CCM or "Common Control Mark" which features the number "375" inside the image of a scale.
The mark is presented in an overlapping circle-shape, which is used strictly for gold. This particular mark indicates that the ring is rendered in 9 karat gold.
You will find another mark reading simply "375" (also for 9 karat gold).
The final mark is an anchor on its side (the mark of the Birmingham Assay Office).
The tip of the snake's nose exhibits a very, very small crack, while other areas of the ring show some minor wear and darkening. Otherwise, it remains in good vintage condition.
This ring can be resized by a professional jeweler with care to preserve the hallmarks.
Measurements: Size: 10-1/2 Face measures 13mm tall, Onyx cabochon is 11mm tall, 9mm wide and approx. 3mm tall, Shoulders are 10mm wide, Lower band is 2mm wide, Ring rises 5mm from finger at face Weight: 3.4 grams (0.12 oz)
Item ID: 6738
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: black/gold, Size: 10.5
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