victorian essex crystal gold dog ring


The Story

A super special antique ring from the Victorian era that's sure to bring you joy.  The front of the piece is made from 14 karat yellow gold and centers around an Essex Crystal with a happy dog's face at center.  Essex Crystals, also known as reverse intaglios, have a long and rich history starting during the Victorian era.  Made from rock crystal, they are carved from the back and painted in reverse order created a domed miniature painting with tons of details.  This example is of a cute dog, possibly a terrier, with tons of scruffy fur and highlights.  

The center bezel measures 0.81" round and is set on a 10 karat yellow gold shank which was made for the piece at some point in its long life.  We found it in its current form and love it as a great and substantial ring. 

A big look, this ring certainly packs a punch.  It looks fantastic on its own or worn with other favorites. 

  • Style Number: R2335
  • Late Victorian, circa 1870s-1890s
  • 14k yellow gold bezel, 10k yellow gold ring shank
  • Rock crystal cabochon with carving, 0.70" diameter
  • Height of front face of ring 0.81", length across ring bezel 0.81", depth of ring as it sits off finger 0.39"
  • Band width tapers from 3.5 mm to 2.9 mm
  • Size 8, Fox & Bond can resize this ring up to a size 10 and down to a size 6
  • Very good antique condition- wear consistent with age and use. Ring shank appears to be added sometime at a later date.

Currently a size 8, Fox & Bond can resize this ring up to a size 10 and down to a size 6.

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