Men's black and white onyx hand carved cameo ring
Greek or Roman soldier with helmet?
14k white gold with yellow gold accent
good used condition
For your consideration is this stunning black and white onyx gent's cameo ring set in 14k white gold with yellow gold accents.
This wonderfully made ring features a low relief hand carved cameo figure of a Roman or perhaps Greek warrior in a helmet with visor.
This is carved from a single piece of onyx. Onyx is a layered stone and the artist carefully chooses which piece will yield the desired cameo effect. In this case, the black onyx is the base and the white onyx layer became the soldier design. It is quite impressive.
The elongated octagonal cameo measures 0.75" long and is 0.5" wide.
This ring is from a local estate and dates to the 1940s or 50s. The sides of the ring have some yellow gold overlay and it appears that there had been an incised design of some sort on both sides of the ring. After over 60 or 70 years of use, this has been worn away. Please see the photos above.
Other than the loss of the side design, this ring is in good condition. The cameo is in excellent shape. The inside of the ring is incised 14k.
Your wonderful cameo ring will arrive at your door in a red and gold leatherette ring box.
Thank you for looking.