18K Gold Secret Compartment Ring, Onyx Cross Pattée
Beautiful rare and hard to find opening secret compartment Victorian ring featuring an oval black onyx gemstone with a stylized (cross pattée) Christian cross in the front. Handcrafted in 18K gold, a fine engraved chased band opens to reveal another smooth band within where one can engrave a secret message. Back in the day, plaited hair would have been around the inside although there is no evidence of such so possibly a blank that was never purchased. Extremely well crafted with the hinges seamless and the closure secure. A museum-quality piece!
Materials: 18 karat gold...has a slight rosy hue
Gemstone: Black Onyx
Ring Size: 9 US, R 1/2 UK - We do not recommend resizing
Weight: 8.4 grams
Condition: The engraving is very crisp showing little wear even to the inside of the ring. There is a minute little flake at the base of the onyx although not perceptible but mentioned for accuracy. Perfect to engrave your own special memento!