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Dating cameo ring

The diamond is 3.3 to 3.6 mm, difficult to measure in this setting.

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Looking at the illustrations and written descriptions is a definitive way to date pieces.We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made.We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.Jewelry of this era can be a bit heavier and more somber that later jewelry.VICTORIAN memorial ring in gold with black enameling marked "SH Chamberlaine Ob 23AUG1866" around the outside and engraved inside, size 7-1/2. Another ring similar to this can be seen in "Jewels & Jewelry" by Clare Phillips on page 140-3 and in Becker's "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" on page 54,.It is always fun when a ring is inscribed with a date, taking the guess work out of circa dating.

Although jewelry is sometimes seen with a much later inscription, that is not the norm.

The setting also has has three leaves in gold on each side of the center cabochon.

The ring is a size 9 and 3/4" along the finger, the cabochon is a very deep 1/3" with some scratching visible under magnification, some paint missing inside as can be seen in the photos.

This material for making cameos was invented by James Tassie late 18th century.

The blue coloring at 3 o'clock on the ring is probably a manufacturing error at the time it was made since the blue color is also under the top layer of the white cameo, seen from the side. Hallmarks on the band are crown 375 tiger face and cursive "D" maker's mark "B G", band tests 10k, front tests 14k, so I am thinking it is possible that he band may not be original to the ring.

View View View View View View View #V33264 GEORGIAN 12 karat yellow gold double serpent ring with rose cut diamond center in a closed back setting, circa 1810-1830, size 9-1/2, weight 4.664 grams.