An Antique Reverse Carved Essex Crystal Ring

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A cute find, this antique late Victorian reverse carved intaglio Rock Crystal painting of a black terrier with a bell on his collar would be the loveliest gift for the Dog lover. Likely previously a stick pin it has a really nice double band and feels really familiar and comfortable on the finger. A novelty during the Victorian period, 'Essex' Crystal pieces are formed from a Rock Crystal cabochon (a polished dome of Rock Crystal with a flat base), an image or motif is then reverse carved into the flat base, and then painted, to give the impression of a three dimensional object or image encapsulated in the cabochon when viewed from above. The Crystal measures half an inch across and it is mounted in a beaded bezel of 9ct yellow Gold. Some deterioration commensurate with age, please examine our photos closely. 

The ring size measures as an 'O' or '7' and unfortunately we're unable to alter the size.  

Read Antique Animal Jewellery's BLOG article on the subject of Essex Crystal. 

If you'd like to pay for this piece in instalments, our Layaway Terms can be read here.

Most of our rings can be adjusted to fit for free, this can be done on purchase by making a note in the order form if you know the size, or at a later date if it is a gift. You can download our handy ring sizing guide here, but don't hesitate to contact us if you need further help with this. If visiting us size adjustments can usually be done in around an hour-ish. 

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