With savage intensity the life-like, textured claw and sharpened talons of a fierce predator hold its treasure, a vintage diamond studded 14k gold ball, in its relentless grip. We don't know whether this jewel depicts a griffin, dragon, or perhaps a phoenix, but the powerful presence of this 14k gold and diamond ring is undeniable. This unusual design is perfectly suited for the individualist who appreciates only the wild and the rare in vintage jewelry. Although the ball and claw motif is one found frequently in Victorian jewelry, we believe this piece to be of later manufacture, dating to the 1930’s.
The ring is between a size 6 3/4 and 7 and the face measures approx. .7” (18mm) north to south and .78” (20mm) east to west, rising .4” (10mm) off the finger. It is set with .075cttw in round brilliant cut and single-cut diamonds of G color and SI clarity. The ring has an age appropriate vintage patina with an interior mark of 14 and total weight of 8.5 grams. Appropriate for either a woman or a man, this jewel possesses a bestial quality that will turn heads and spark conversations whenever it’s worn.