ANTIQUE 18K WHITE GOLD RING WITH PAINTED PORTRAIT
This ring is a truly rare find.
The center of the ring is a ceramic ( or celluloid) oval plate. It measures approx.15 tall x 10 mm wide and features a painted miniature picture of a young lady. The picture was hand painted on an already existing one on the ceramic/ celluloid plate.
The lady has a strawberry blond hair with a diamond as an earring. Originally she had vibrant blue eyes and pink lips, but the paint partially came off. She also has a blue dress on. The picture is secured with glass.
The picture is set in an 18 k white gold frame that is hand decorated with filigree and floral motives.
The shank is soldered to the basket holding the art work.
The ring is size 8 and it weighs 5.2 grams.