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DOG Amazing Carved Detail Figural Head Victorian ANTIQUE Ring 14k Gold

DOG Amazing Carved Detail Figural Head Victorian ANTIQUE Ring 14k Gold

Regular price $820.50 USD
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Fabulous Victorian antique ring with high relief / deep carving of a hunting dog on the face. The ring face has a domed back and braided outline. Incredible detail to the carving with no chips or damage, just an amazing, lifelike representation. Dogs were a popular motif during the Victorian period. The motif was used often in jewelry design for representing loyalty, devotion and faithfulness.

The piece appears to be a cameo / carved shell fabrication. The ring face was likely a button or stick pin originally as it appears to have been added to the shank.

No hallmarks remain but sold to me as 14k and tested to confirm.

Antique box is not included. Please note the measurements as I have small fingers and it can be difficult to determine scale from pictures.


Size 6 1/2, a little over but doesn't pass 6 3/4. It is 4.6mm north and south with a depth of 1.6mm. Weighs a sturdy 5.1 grams which is quite a bit more weight than previous examples I have had in the same size.


All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. Uniform surface wear and patina from aging to the gold. Shank has a slightly rosier patina than therein face. The dog face is in exceptional condition with no chips or damage to all the intricate carved areas. A little build up in the recesses but I did not want to scrub it or get it wet. But Due to age - please note this is not a mint condition item.

Please also note that I take some photos / videos in the sunshine because it captures the lovely color and sparkle, but it also highlights any surface wear, buildup or inclusions that can catch the light, making these things appear worse than they would with normal day to day wear. : )

Thanks so much for looking at my items! I'd be delighted if you'd follow me in my shop!


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