Few gemstones have such a storied history and symbolism as onyx. This onyx ring is a classic beauty with wonderful detailing in the gold setting and a beautiful stone.
This extraordinary vintage ring features an enormous onyx cabochon in an intricate 14 karat yellow gold setting.
Onyx has stood as a symbol of eloquence, strength and endurance. Roman soldiers often carried onyx talismans as they believed the stone would give the wearer Herculean strength and bravery.
This stunning onyx measures almost a full inch long and is embraced in a brilliant and smooth golden bezel.
There is no hallmark on the ring, but the ring has been professionally tested to ensure the purity of the gold.
The sides and shoulders of the ring are embellished with a unique, stylish pierced motif, while the lower band remains silky smooth. There is only slight wear.
There are one or two flea-bite scratches on the onyx that are barely visible. Overall, this exquisite ring remains in spectacular vintage condition.
One of the pictures looks like there is a crack in the back of the shank, but there isn't any damage in that area so it must be a shadow in the photograph.
This ring makes a bold, elegant statement and makes for a must have jewelry wardrobe staple.
Measurements: Size: 5-3/4 Face measures 25mm long and 18mm wide, Shoulders are 23mm wide and taper to 3mm wide at lower band, Ring rises 6mm from finger at face, Onyx is 24mm long and 16 1/2mm wide Weight: 9.1 grams (0.32 oz)