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14K Gold Vintage Modernist Inlaid Onyx Ring


An unusually shaped version of a signet ring, with black onyx masterfully inlaid, creating the illusion of a cast shadow. The top of the ring is a squashed hexagon, and the black onyx creates a depth on the ring’s surface that is visually compelling and draws you in, like a de Chirico painting of a late afternoon shadow. The inlay is masterfully done: tight and seamless, with a thin gold line that adds sophistication to the design. 

Circa 1960’s, the ring has a clean, minimalist look. It is marked as 14K, with a maker’s mark “W”. The ring seems to be one of a kind. 

Weight: 10.7 grams. The face of the signet measures 1/2” x 9/16”. 

Ring size 7. 

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