Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes
Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes

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Victorian 14k 0.15 CTW Old European Diamond Roaring Lioness Ring with Pink Ruby Eyes

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General Information:

  • US Size: 6.25
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.15 ctw, inclusive of all stones
  • Precious Metal Weight: 2.27 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material:  14k yellow gold
  • Dimensions:  The face of the ring measures 15.39 mm north to south (width) and 15.34 mm east to west (length from one outermost ear to the other), with a rise from the finger of about 7.39 mm.
  • Weight: a very nice 3.53 grams
  • Markings This ring is stamped "14K" on the inside of the interior of the lioness' head as well as on the interior of the band, which also shows the band's maker as Stuller.
  • Era:  This lioness head began life as a stick pin used to secure a gentleman's cravat necktie in place, and dates to circa 1890-1900 during the late Victorian years. The band is contemporary and its simplicity was a clever choice so as to keep the focus on the historic figural component.
  • Buyer Notes: T he diamond has a visual spread of a modern ~0.07 ct diamond, but its immense depth and faceting heft add surface area, and therefore carat weight. The diamond exhibits an ever so slight wiggle when pressed by a fingernail. Such a characteristic is not unusual for pieces of this age, and the prong(s) may be easily and economically tightened post-purchase by your preferred jeweler (usually this costs $20 or less). As we recommend with all antique and secondhand jewelry, it is always best to have everything checked and prongs tightened prior to any enjoyment!

    Specifications:

    • Center Stone Type: Diamond
    • Center Stone Count: One (1)
    • Center Stone Carat Weight: By historic formula using the dimensions above and per the specific gravity of diamond, calculated to be 0.10 ct
    • Center Stone Dimensions:  2.59 x 2.60 x 1.98 mm
    • Center Stone Shape:  Old European Cut
    • Center Stone Color: G-H
    • Center Stone Clarity: SI1-SI2
    • Side Stone Type: Ruby (possibly lab stones, which are chemically identical to their mined counterparts)
    • Side Stone Count: Two (2)
    • Side Stone Carat Weight: By formula using the dimensions above and per the specific gravity of ruby, calculated to be 0.05 ctw together
    • Side Stone Dimensions: 1.50 mm
    • Side Stone Shape:  Round Cabochon Cut
    • Side Stone Color: Pinkish-red with moderate tone and saturation
    • Side Stone Clarity: Translucent

    The Story:

    Bold and deeply symbolic, this vintage gold ring features an intricate and sculptural lion and a dazzling old cut diamond in its open, roaring mouth. This lioness is fully articulated in a three dimensional silhouette as a wearable work of art, full of wild expression and accentuated by a pair of glowing pink gemstone eyes beneath furrowed brows. 

    This ring is large, boasts a lovely weight against the finger and feels as confident and moody as it gets. This figural jewel is desirably high relief, and appears to have been cast-molded, so that the features of the creature are precise and natural. The details are crisp, giving the lion expression and firm visual dynamism. Against the buttery yellow gold of the fabrication, the diamond and rubies add insane luminosity and bring loads interest to the creature's character.

    The lion motif has been used in jewelry since ancient times and across almost all cultures and spiritualities, as it is commonly a reference to royalty, courage and valour. Lion jewelry is believed to bless wearers with stealth, strength and bravery, and is likewise a symbol of divinity and unmatched majesty. While lions are indeed as fierce and protective of the ones they love, they are also messengers of compassion and tenderness and are known for their affectionate caretaking.

    This striking ring is versatile, as it is an utterly perfect piece for lone wear and also stacks well for fun boost to your jewelry wardrobe.

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