Stunning 1830s Coral Cameo Ring in 12k
The use of cameos in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings is one of the most prolific jewelry motifs used throughout the Victorian Era. Though they pre-date the Victorian era, for the travel-loving Victorians a cameo was a favorite, possibly representing a meaningful souvenir of a Grand European Tour. They were also equally worn between men and women.
An expertly rendered conversion, this wonderful Coral cameo is an excellent example of the finest, subtle cameo carving that the Austinian period is known for. In 12k, with a 14k shank, this beautiful example has a sumptuous frame, classic to the simplistic opulence of the 1820’s + 30’s.
Materials and Features: coral cameo, 12k gold, 14k gold shank
Age/Origin: c. 1830s, Austinian period
Measurements: Size 8, 5.7 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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