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This eBay listing has ended : Antique Vintage Victorian 18k Yellow Gold Carved Swallow Sardonyx Ring Sz 8.25

Antique Vintage Victorian 18k Yellow Gold Carved Swallow Sardonyx Ring Sz 8.25

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Due to an increase in unpaid items and cancellations, we are now enforcing eBay’s “Unpaid Item” policy. Their policy states, “If you've placed a winning bid or clicked the Buy It Now button in a listing, you've committed to purchasing that item. If you don't pay for it, even if you've changed your mind, you violate the unpaid item policy.” If you choose to not pay for, or cancel, an item, we will open an unpaid item case against you and work with eBay to have your buying privileges revoked. We are a small business and it is unfair for us to suffer losses each week due to customers changing their minds or not reading the full description of an item. Before bidding, please make sure you have read through the listing, considered any shipping or import/duty charges, and are willing to pay your high bid. Thank you for your understanding! The Piece Auction Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 Age Circa: Victorian C. 1837 - 1901 Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed Country of Origin: Unknown Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 8.7 Grams Metal Type: 14k Yellow Gold Bezel, 18k Yellow Gold Band Metal Melt Value: $245.00 (Value All-Inclusive Weight) Material: -- Main Stone: Sardonyx Main Stone Measurements/Color: 23.4 mm long by 13.8 wide by 11 mm deep, Semi-translucent orange-brown hue with a milky white hue base Accent Stone: -- Accent Stone Measurements/Color: -- Stone Treatment: The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts: Carved Ring Size: 8.25 Sizable by your local jeweler: Yes Item Measurements: The ring measures 1" long by 0.6" wide by 0.44" deep. The band measures 2 mm. Notable Features: This ring was made during the Victorian era with a crest carved out of a single piece of Sardonyx. During this time period, it was typical for high-society families to have an animal, or other symbol, represent their family in a crest. The sardonyx is carved in high relief and the artisan used the natural colors of the stone to create a wonderful contrast. On top of a milky-white base layer sits an orange-brown swallow resting on a branch. The intricate carving even details the small face and feathers of the bird. The entire carving rests in a 14k yellow gold bezel, which was attached to a smooth polished 18k yellow gold band. Damage: Age appropriate wear. The bezel of the ring is made with 14k yellow gold and the band of the ring is made with 18k yellow gold. *Display items do not come with purchase, item only, unless otherwise noted.* The History This beautiful piece was made during the Victorian period! The Victorian period is famous for its very rare and elegant, hard to find designs! Queen Victoria was the ruling monarch for this time period, 1837-1901, hence the name Victorian. For most of sardonyx's history, it has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces containing cameos of Venus in the hopes of harnessing the powers of the goddess of love. Soldiers wore sardonyx rings and intaglios containing images of the Mars, the god of war, into battle with the hopes that the sardonyx jewelry would act as protection. All packages are sent via USPS First Class Insured Mail unless another shipping option is chosen by the buyer. Buy It Now items ship for free (domestically). Shipping on auction items is priced as follows: Gold: $8.00 + $1.00 per additional gold item & silver items combine for freeSilver: $4.00 + $1.00 per additional gold item & silver items combine for free PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. If you find yourself not wanting to risk losing this piece during an auction, we will entertain Buy It Now offers. However, we will not accept any offers in the 24 hours prior to an auction ending. Please message us with your best offer, and if accepted, we will add a Buy It Now option to this piece for you. *****COLORADO RESIDENTS ARE SUBJECT TO SALES TAX. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. If you pay the invoice that doesn’t have sales tax added, we will have to cancel your transaction and you will have to resubmit payment on the correct invoice. Thank you for your cooperation.