If you want a ring to wear and always have something to talk about...this is the one. This very interesting silver-tone plated base metal ring has two full length sculpted nude figures wrapped around each side of the band. The ring is in used condition with a very clear rhinestone. It appears to have been sized at one time. Because the metal is so hard to solder, it invariably shows. We have dealt with quite a number of these rings over the past 20 years, and most of them have been sized or resized. This is an attest to how cherished such rings have been to their owners. It is a size 10. The shank has some inequities in the form of tiny nicks and dents in the surface and in general it shows normal wear. The stanhope is nice and clear. The view had previously been badly crackled but has been professionally restored using only the original parts. The restoration involved removing the compromised stanhope lens from the ring, removing and cleaning of the original microphoto from it's stanhope lens, cleaning the microphoto balsam and emulsion, and remaking the stanhope using only the parts and pieces. It was then re-installed in the ring. The pornographic nude view is very interesting as it shows a slightly robust, pale skinned beauty posed next to an easel or pedestal that has a statue placed atop. The naked woman is emulating the sculpture's pose. Please see the listing photo as that describes it best. The microphoto is numbered by the manufacturer "102". This ring features full frontal nudity of a beautiful young blonde woman who is seemingly well manicured, especially for the early 20th century. It's a great conversation piece or collectible that brings intrigue to anyone daring enough to peek inside.
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