Art Deco Fleur De Lis Diamond & Onyx Signet Ring
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A big, Art Deco era signet ring, modeled in 18k yellow gold, whose oval face is set with a polished slab of black onyx. This glassy onyx gem has straight sides that stand slightly proud of the ring's smooth, integral bezel. Atop the onyx, a bold, curvaceous, white-gold fleur de lis is mounted, with rivets. This fleur de lis appears to float in the black field of the ring face— it is populated with tiny, pave-set, transitional cut diamonds, and its edges are finished with fine milgrained details, so it sparkles like mad! This ring is heavy, with a classic, broad, tapering profile. The fleur de lis ("lily flower," or "flower of the iris") is a long-standing symbolic ornament, calling to mind the French monarchy, purity, and virtue, among other things. We like to imagine Bob le Flamber sporting this dandy example! Marked 18k, for purity.
c. 1930 - 1940
US 7 3/4
This ring can be resized (up to US 9 3/4, and down to US 6). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (leave your desired size in the notes at checkout).
Ring face measures approx 26.7 (about 1") x 19.4 mm, fleur de lis ornament measures approx 19.5 x 13.9 mm; diamonds (35) measure approx 1.3 mm; diamond CTW is approx .35 carats; ring shank measures approx 4.1 mm, at the base.