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Posted 4 years ago


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This was a ring I bought many years ago....just about when I lost everything...and had to rebuild. I bought this from a dealer and she was selling her personal pieces. All I know is that she weighs 6.7 grams and is hallmarked with French Hallmarks outside of the ring. the ring size is a 6.5 and measures 28mm x 12 mm and the Opals are incredible question is what is the Cameo painted on? HELP!
UPDATE: got the scoop on the ring from the original seller just now. She said that she bought this from an old Aristocratic Cuban Lady that was able to get the family jewelry out of Cuba before Castro's regime. She said 1700's to very early 1800's
Her husbands family originated in France, and I think owned a sugar plantation in Cuba. And that the centre stone is indeed original to the ring....WOW I never knew!!!


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Hmmm...looks like a stone...quartz??...hard to tell from photo. Quartz is not the right stone...but a non precious one...looks jade...arghhh...can't think
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    AmberRose, you maybe right that it could be pink jade? Or what do you think of Ivory?
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    I don't think ivory, doesn't feel right. BUT, iam only looking at a photo. Porcelain?
  4. davyd286, 4 years ago
    I don't believe the insert with the painting is original to the ring, so it could be a more modern material, too.
  5. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    I agree with davyd286, it doesn't make sense the painting is half covered with the rings setting.
  6. epson233 epson233, 3 years ago
    this one is a beautiful -- always like to hit your postings to learn -- your right those opals are outstanding -- in regards to the center piece i would guess either bone or ivory or perhaps a stone -- had to tell on the pics
  7. vintagejewel vintagejewel, 3 years ago
    Coral or conch shell? Hmmm
  8. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    AmberRose, I just got more info on the ring from the original seller..what a history this ring must have!!! I forgot to ask her about the centre stone..will ask her ...
  9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    davyd286, just got update on the ring...yes its original centre stone ...but still no idea as of yet about what it is?
  10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    artislove, thank you for your loving :))
  11. realthings realthings, 3 years ago
    Ahhhh - stunning!
  12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    realthings, thank you for your comment and loving :))
  13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, thank you for your loving :)))
  14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    czechman, thank you for the loving.....:))
  15. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    musikchoo, thank you for the loving :)))
  16. sarahoff sarahoff, 3 years ago
    Could it be pink coral?
  17. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    sarahoff, I think it is....XOXO
  18. sarahoff sarahoff, 3 years ago
    Maybe look up French masquerade theme jewelry?
  19. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Totaly agree with sarahoff, it is a masquerade miniature enamel on porcelain or metal! Just strange that the prongs cover it...
  20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    kyratango, I believe this was painted on porcelain. Or ivory.... many thanks for loving!
  21. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 3 years ago
    how let me know if you ever need to rellocate them to a safer country downunder!
  22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    nuts, I thank you for loving the rings...XOXO
  23. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 10 months ago
    Peacejean, many thanks

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