SPECIALIZING IN FINE ANTIQUE VINTAGE JEWELRY & COLLECTIBLES. These prices come from GIA recognized Gem Guide , THE wholesale price guide for dealers. These values do not dictate what a piece is worth.This is the price a piece would be worth if stripped down and melted to its bare materials. This beautiful ring comes from the Art Deco Era! The Art Deco Era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" Era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. During the Art Deco Period jewelers would often make these gorgeous piece to order which would take weeks to craft by hand! Onyx is a chalcedony quartz that is mined in Brazil, India, California and Uruguay. It has a fine texture and black color; however some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black or brown background and this variety is known as sardonyx. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. Legend says that one day while Venus was sleeping Eros/Cupid cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground.
Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. A small portion of the Onyx has a small chip. The piece includes an absolutely incredible diamond center piece with a beautiful Onyx base!
The diamond is carved into the shape of a beautiful shark and features lovely facets that reflect light beautifully. The diamond looks flawless and appears to be around 2.00-3.00 Cts in weight. It is impossible to tell its actual weight due to its unique carved shark shape.The Onyx in this piece features a beautifully smooth polished surface and acts as an incredible base for this large mens ring! The Onyx is a gorgeous solid black color and show cases a stunningly smooth polished surface. The gold design in this piece features classic Art Deco Era craftsmanship and is hand carved out of solid 14k yellow gold! The design includes a gorgeous shark shaped setting for the incredible large diamond as well as two other sharks in the distance on top of the Onyx background. The gold design also includes a thick setting for the entire center piece that supports it beautifully and gives this ring a very manly, and strong design! The ring is a size 9, however can easily be sized by any jeweler. The diamond measures around 14-15 mm long by 7-8 mm wide.
Antique and Vintage jewelry is disappearing at alarming rates. Unfortunately, most of the jewelry from this time period has been lost or melted down over the years, please don't miss your chance to own this special piece of history! Sizable by Your Local Jeweler. Due to the age of some of these pieces, some items will not be stamped. The National Stamping Act was not enacted until 1906, before 1906 jewelry was not legally required to have a karat mark.
This is one way to date items prior to the Art Nouveau time period. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. If you pay the invoice that doesn? Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Deco 14k Gold Shark Carved 2.0-3.0 Ct Diamond Onyx Mens Ring S 9" is in sale since Sunday, January 15, 2017.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Rings". The seller is "aumiagoldandsilverjewelry" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CL, CO, CR.