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Avon - Vintage Victorian Revival Gold Plated Cameo Adjustable Ring. This pretty ring is crafted from gold plate over metal, hallmarked AVON. Featuring an oval resin cameo, four simulated seed pearls, victorian revival styling, and a highly collectible piece. The elegant ring showcases a bezel-set resin cameo, which displays a peach and ivory cameo. The cameo is flanked by four white pearls, and an ornate frame. The ring is adjustable, and the shank is smooth, and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit. This vintage ring is elegant and so pretty. Truly a perfect addition for any jewelry collection. 

History: Avon's founder, David H. McConnell, initially sold books as a door-to-door salesman to New York homes. In September 1886, he decided to sell perfumes rather than books. He started the new business in a small office at 126 Chambers Street, Manhattan, New York. The Avon name was inspired by the area around the Suffern lab, which McConnell thought resembled the countryside of William Shakespeare's home, Stratford-on-Avon, England.

The earliest forms of cameo, many can be traced back to prehistoric petroglyphs depicting religious figures and mythological images onto rocks. With the rise of the Roman Empire, cameo craftsmen expanded upon their uses and portrayed political portraits into their artwork.

The first modern method of making imitation pearls was patented by Jacquin of France in 1686, according to Marie-Jose and Howard Opper writing in BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers


Measurements: Face of the Ring 21.00 mm x 16.00 mm 

Stone Size: Cameo 15.00 mm x 8.50 mm 

Weight: 4.90 grams 

Ring Size: 5-8 (adjustable) 

Condition: Very Good   Note: Slight age related wear to gold plate. 

Origin: America

Date: 1970

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