We have similar Agate and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Markings: "Sterling" on the inside of the band, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight: 16.5 grams.
Color: opaque mottled black, grey, red, and red-beige hues. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but.
We are not certified gemologists. Tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium. Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and polished cabochon cut. Top of ring: 1.32" length, 1.03" width.When worn: The face of the ring rises 0.35 off the finger. 6 - due to the design and shape of this item, it may wear slightly larger than this size. Sizable by your local jeweler: Yes. Handmade during the Art Deco era. 925 sterling silver, this item is fashioned as a poison ring, which were used beginning in ancient Greece to conceal poison.
The top of the ring is hinged and opens to reveal a hidden compartment, a perfect size for holding mementos or photos. Features a huge polished picture agate with lovely mottled black, grey, red, and red-beige hues. Around the bezel setting of the picture agate are two rope twist designs. A sturdy, polished sterling silver band completes the ring for comfortable and secure wear. This item features some tarnish, which gives the piece a lovely antique quality.
This listing is for the item only. 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.
Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece.During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Poison rings have been in existence for thousands of years, their roots stretching as far back as ancient Greece. Poison rings are so named for their dark past, as they were known to be used to poison others and oneself. Poison rings are often band rings with hidden containers beneath a hinged cover, within which poison was concealed. While the rings were originally intended for poison, they can be utilized as locket-like items, to secure photos or other precious mementos.
Agates are a semi-precious variety of gemstones composed of chalcedony and quartz layers that vary highly in grain and coloration, and usually show multi-color bands. It comes in many different colors including white, red, black, yellow, brown, or pink. The hues and bands are dependent on environmental pressure and temperature, and the mineral contents of each stone. Each agate is unique because of these myriad factors, and even slabs cut from the same specimen will vary in coloration and design.The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco 925 Sterling Silver Picture Agate HUGE Poison Ring Sz 6" is in sale since Sunday, June 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.