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Victorian Revival - Vintage 10K Gold Carved Basalt Cameo Ring. This lovely ring is crafted from 10K yellow gold, hallmarked 10K, and a makers mark MGR. Featuring a genuine carved basalt cameo, victorian revival styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring is expertly claw-set with a beautiful black and white cameo of an elegant lady. The gallery is ornate, and showcases wonderful texture and decoration. Contrasting finishes of a brushed gold, an diamond cutting add interest and character to the ring. The shank of the ring is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. This elegant vintage ring would make a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection. 

History:Formed from lava flows, basalts are often found in the form of pillows or columns. ... Black basalts were quarried by ancient Egyptians.

.Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
The ancient Sumerians created the first cameos, often used as seals. The ancient Greeks also used cameos as currency, and many of these pieces have been found in archaeological excavations. Cameos continued to be popular during the Roman Empire and were often used as signet rings.

Measurements: Face of the Ring 19.00 mm x 20.00 mm 

Stone Size: Cameo 10.00 mm x 8.00 mm 

Weight: 3.60 grams 

Ring Size: 7 1/2 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1970

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