A wonderful hand carved Victorian shell cameo with a lovely rendition of 'Rebecca by the Well'.
Based on a biblical story, this theme was a favorite in Victorian period cameos.
The bezel set cameo has wonderful detail of Rebecca standing by a tree with a house in the background.
Beautifully carved, the creamy white image is on a cocoa background.
The cameo is larger than usual for a ring, the image has nice relief and contrasts well with the background color.
Simply set in a bezel, the underside of the setting is contoured for comfort.
The split shank joins the cameo setting at the bottom, a diamond shape of gold embellishes the V in the shank, the underside of the shell cameo is exposed.
Ring size 7.5, the setting is 1" by .5", the cameo is 20mm by 15mm.
Condition is excellent, no damage and minimal wear.
Unmarked,the gold tested 14k with acid, total weight is 6.7 grams.
An elegant and distinctive vintage Rebecca cameo ring c1900.
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