SOLD Victorian 18ct Gold Lapis Lazuli Intaglio Ring
A lovely solid ring from the mid Victorian period, c1860s. The ring is made from 18ct gold and has a wonderful twisted band. To the top is a lovely continuation of the twist, which opens up to allow a lapis lazuli intaglio to be set into the centre. The lapis has a Maltese cross carved into the stone, the four points of which traditionally stand for the four Cardinal Virtues - prudence, temperance, justice and fortitude.
A lovely quality ring that looks beautiful on the hand.
Materials - 18ct Gold (tested), Lapis Lazuli
Age - C1860s
Size - Main setting measures approx 11mm by 8mm
Ring size UK M US 6 It would be difficult to resize this ring due to the nature of the twist band
Condition - Excellent, Minor evidence of a previous resizing, noted for accuracy only.
Weight - 4g