C. 1930. From our Estate collection and the Art Deco era, this carved shell cameo ring with synthetic ruby accent is unique. The subtle profile of a woman is carved in shell and a synthetic ruby accent gives the piece a fiery pop of color. Presented in a filigree setting, the ring's a great vintage find. 14kt white gold ring. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
FILIGREE: a term for gold or silver wire that has been twisted into patterns and soldered in place. Modern stamping techniques can replicate the decorative appeal of this ancient artform.
SHELL: A treasured gift of the sea, shell has been used for ornamentation since recorded time. Shell makes a classic choice for cameo designs and is often carved in relief to display a ladylike motif, presented in a frame of precious metal.
(Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CAMEO: A low relief carving where the carving is above the background layer. Usually carved in shell or stone to portray the profile of a woman.
Size: 16x7 mm)
RUBY: A bold fiery stone, the ruby is a symbol of wealth, vitality and love. When cut and polished, the ruby's high luster is as dazzling as a diamond's. Ruby jewelry makes the perfect gift for loved ones and is the birthstone for July.
SYNTHETIC RUBY: A gemstone that is created in a laboratory to mimic the actual properties of a natural ruby. Commonly known as "created ruby," it features the same rich red hue and transparent glow, but is significantly more affordable than a ruby found in nature.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round, Weight: 0.03 carats)