A wonderful, notable Victorian English Sardonyx shield ring, in a perfect bubblegum pink tone. Evermore elusive as the years pass, shield rings have been a staple in the world of Victorian artistry, they were worn, they were used, and served a duality of beauty and functionality. This particular example is especially large scale with a perfect, even tone, having been cut at just the right angle to express the shade desired. Sardonyx achieves various colors of pink by being cut on a perfect flat plane at the angle of a white layer over the red “carnelian” layer underneath, to express this faded pink. This shield has furthermore, been so carefully tamed by a skilled lapidary to achieve this corseted shield shape. I couldn’t be more excited to offer this rare example
Materials and Features: 9k Gold, Sardonyx
Age/Origin: Victorian English,
Measurements: Size 9.75, 3.93g
Condition: The ring is in excellent condition. The back plate was perhaps, at some point, removed from the shield. The shoulders appear original, please see the photos for a more complete picture of the jewel.
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