Ring depicts highly rendered profile portraits of Franz Joseph I and his nephew Franz Ferdinand - heirs of the Austro-Hungrian empire
With personified Blind Justice residing over them as a womanly figure - scales in hand
Accented by an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.06 carat - eye clean and white
Locket style ring opens on a hinge to reveal a trio of profile portraits - assumed to be conspirators of the Black Hand
Surrounded by a texturous snake motif that flows into shank
Base of shank is stamped 1914 for the year of Franz Ferdinand's assassination and incitement of WWI
With maker's mark and Austro-Hungarian assay marks for 14 karat gold
Ring Size: 7 1/2 & not sizable
Measures: 19.2 mm wide and sits 3.0 mm high
Total weight: 7.3 grams
Fascinating. Historical. Treasure.
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1914 Austro-Hungarian Diamond 14 Karat Gold Blind Justice Franz Ferdinand Unisex Locket Ring