Vintage Onyx Ring Sterling Silver Ornate High Profile


8.75 / Black / Sterling Silver 925

Exceptionally crafted Vintage Onyx and Sterling Silver ring. The setting is ornate with a heavy high profile. It is vintage and at least c1970s possibly a bit older.

The center stone is a beautifully faceted 13mm Onyx stone (5.64 carats). It sits flush in the setting which is great for those of you that work with your hands. It is natural Onyx and we can see the banding under magnification. No chips or flakes to the stone. Nearly all Onyx, especially faceted pieces are soaked in a sugar solution and boiled in sulfuric acid which "carbonizes" the sugar turning it black making the color even.

The heavy sterling silver setting is 1/4" tall and is decorated with raised florals and scroll work. The band is highly polished and wider than most we see measuring 4mm in width. It is hallmarked 925 for sterling silver purity inside the band.

This ring is a size 8.75. It looks great on every finger - our model did not want to take it off! We cleaned the stone and did a hand polishing leaving some of the natural patina around the ornate setting. Simply gorgeous!