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Victorian Essex Crystal Ring, 14K, Bird on a Branch

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 976165

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Victorian Essex crystal ring in 14K gold, featuring a bird perched on a branch. Essex, or reverse intaglio crystal, features a cabochon crystal carved and painted on the back to create a three dimensional effect, and commonly backed with mother-of-pearl. Essex is actually a misnomer – these jewels were mistakenly attributed to the English portrait painter, William Essex. This charming ring is in good condition: crystal is a bit cloudy and there are losses to paint, especially on the branch. Ring size 6.