A big bold 14k Gold and Black Onyx statement ring c1950-60. This is ring is exceptionally crafted and by far the best Onyx ring we have ever had in our shop in 30 years. It is a size 7 and can be resized to the perfect fit by your local jeweler.
The genuine Onyx stone is an oval cut cabochon with a lustrous glossy finish and waxy feel. It measures 15mm X 8mm X 2.8mm. It has an approximate weight of 2.4 carats (we do not remove stones from mounts to calculate carat weight). The Onyx gemstone is in Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, scratches or flakes. It is stunning and the setting is exceptional. The prongs are detailed and match the ring's settings.
The setting of the ring is simply exquisite and bold. It measures 1" in length from north to south and 3/4" from east to west. It is has a bead and swirl open work design. The bead design is carried through to the sides of the band. The 14k gold has also been "antiqued" or technically termed, oxidized; you can see the darker black offset in the grooves of the design. This makes the details in the metal work "pop" and looks great with the Onyx stone. The ring is marked 14k for gold purity and has been safely tested to be so.
This ring is much heavier than most women's rings we see and we are not surprised. The level of craftsmanship on this ring is impressive. It has a weight of 7.3 grams including the stone. Many women's rings are lucky to weight 2-3 grams and even most solid women's wedding bands do not weigh 4 grams (of course this depends on the width but as a general rule). You can feel that the ring is substantial.