Antique Sterling Silver Fox Essex Crystal Ring Rock Crystal
Exquisite antique Victorian or rock crystal Essex crystal ring with the hand painted face of a fox. The domed rock crystal is set in a wide sterling silver collet mounting joined to a simple sterling band. The fox has eyes that follow every movement even when viewing from the side. A most unique piece of antique animal jewelry that will garner compliments.
Essex crystal is a process where rock crystals are cut as a cabochon (flat on one side and rounded, like a dome, on the other side) and carved or engraved on the flat side of the piece. Then flat side of the piece hand painted with a thin layer of mother of pearl to produce a three-dimensional effect.
It is also known as reverse crystal jewelry. Most of reverse crystal jewelry was produced in the late 1800's to early 1900's. It is similar to intaglio jewelry, and the artwork can be quite detailed such as in this ring.
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Gemstone: Rock Crystal - Essex Crystal - 15.75 mm in diameter and a rise of 8mm off the finger.
- Ring size: 10.25 US
- *note any dark or light spots are camera and light reflections.