Contrast and juxtaposition. this ring is a standout for its design aesthetics.
A plaque of shaped onyx rests north and south with a luscious line of natural saltwater pearls. These rest in coronet rose gold that creates a frilled frame for the pearls.
In 14k rose gold, the shoulders are striped with a line of inky black enamel. A gorgeous architectural frieze is placed atop the line, and below, expressive engraved details segue then to a tapered highly polished shank.
In remarkable condition from circa 1890.