Other materials rings

If the rings are often made of precious metal and can be encrusted with stones, there are also rings of other materials which are decorated with different materials.

We find in this category rings with coral, lava, hair, enamel, amber or any other organic material that can adorn a piece of jewelry and give it a unique appearance.


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  • Silver and gold angel ring signed Fannierebague ange ancienne en or signée fanniere freres New

    Fannière Frères angel ring in 18 karat gold and silver. Antique ring with charming decoration, depicting an angel holding a ribbon. The angel is in silver, mounted on a gold ring soberly decorated with fine striations. The ring is signed on the inside. Ring made by the Frères Fannière, famous 19th-century silversmiths, circa 1870, France.

    Fannières Frères signature, trace of eagle-head hallmark.

    Finger size: 55 UE or 6.75 US (can be changed)

    Angel size: 10 x 16 mm

    Condition: light usual scratches, patinated silver

    Weight: 4.68 g

    More information : The company was founded in 1839 by François-Auguste Fannière (1818-1900) and François-Joseph-Louis Fannière (1820-1897), nephews and students of goldsmith Fauconnier. At once designers, sculptors, chiselers and manufacturers, they worked for leading Paris silversmiths such as Baugrand, Duron, Wiese, Odiot, Froment-Meurice and Christofle, then under their own name from 1862. The company was taken over in 1900 by François-Joseph-Louis Fannière’s son, then by Fernand Poisson. Few pieces of jewelry have survived.

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • mourning ring in goldantique braided hair ring

    Georgian mourning hair ring in 14k pink gold. An antique locket ring keeping a braid of hair enclosed behind glass crystal. It is framed by a halo of 16 seed pearls and the settings is formed by two separated strands adorned with an openwork pattern. Jewel from the beginning of the 19th century, circa 1810-1830.

    Finger size: 53 EU or 6.5 US (adjustment possible)

    Ring Head Size: 11 x 11mm

    Condition: old trace of size adjustment, wears on the glass, indentations behind the head of the ring.

    Weight: 2.11 gr

    Hair jewellery was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Jewellery with compartments made it possible to keep a lock of hair of a lover or a missing person (later it will be the photograph). It can be a medallion or a ring for example.  There are also jewels made from hair, such as necklaces, chains, bracelets and rings. These hair jewels are worked like textiles: they are woven, embroidered, twisted. A whole craft industry developed around this new fashion, which lasted until the end of the 19th century.

    Read our article “how to recognize a real pearl?”

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • bague fiançailles poitou fleurantique gold flower ring

    French Victorian pansy ring in 18 karat gold. Antique ring decorated with a pansy in an oval cartouche. Usually, these rings were decorated with multicolored enamels, but these have disappeared. Regional ring, Poitou region, circa 1860, France.

    Partially erased horsehead hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Design size: 10 x 9 mm

    Finger circumference: 54.5 UE or 7 US (possible sizing)

    Condition: slight wear scratches, enamel decoration missing.

    Weight : 1.09 gr

  • vintage wood signet ring in goldBague attribuée à Van Cleef and arpels

    Wood and gold ring in 18 karat yellow gold. Vintage ring in dark wood (species unknown) adorned with a flat gold plate on the top, giving it the appearance of a signet ring. Ring bearing the Pery & Fils hallmark, similar to other rings signed Van Cleef & Arpels, made by Pery & Fils. Ring from the 1970s, France.

    Eagle head hallmark and Pery & Fils goldsmith hallmark (active since 1927).

    Finger size: 46 UE or 3.25 US (no sizing possible)

    Gold motif dimensions: 6 x 17 mm

    Condition: fine wear scratches

    Weight : 2.69 gr

  • Man portrait ring in goldBague de deuil en or

    Victorian photo portrait enamel ring in 18 karat gold (750). Victorian sentimental ring with a photograph on enamel depicting a portrait of a man. The photograph is sepia-toned, and the man is dressed in late 19th-century fashion. The ring is set in gold, highly decorated with foliage. Sentimental ring, circa 1860-1870, France.

    Eagle head hallmark

    Size: 61 UE or 9.5 Us (can be changed)

    Bezel size: 2 x 2 mm

    Condition: scratches to the enamel, small lack at the bottom.

    Weight: 3.08 g

    More info: In 1854, Lafon de Camarsac invented photographic enamels, and was one of the first to fix photographic images on metal and ceramic materials. Working with Eugène Disdéri, he joined forces with photographers François Martial Pinel Peschardière (1858-1862) and Étienne-Prosper Berne-Bellecour (1864-1865).

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • bague reliquaire or 18ksecret reliquary ring in gold

    Reliquary secret locket ring in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Antique ring with a rock crystal compartment that can be opened from below to hold a flower, a lock of hair or a small photograph. Ideal for a keepsake. The ring is decorated with three chevrons at shoulder level. Antique locket ring, circa 1860, France.

    Eagle head hallmark

    Finger size: 53 UE or 6.5 US (can be changed)

    Bezel size: 11 x 8 mm

    Condition: a few scratches on the rock crystal.

    Weight : 1.67 gr

  • Paste flower marquise ringbague ancienne en or et argent

    Victorian bristol blue ring featuring a central navy blue glass plaque, adorned with a silver flower set with Rhinestones. The enameled plaque is also surrounded by Rhinestones. The ring’s shoulders are beautifully decorated with openwork and set with rhinestones. An antique ring from the early 19th century, France.

    Hallmarks: Eagle’s head and unreadable maker’s hallmark

    Finger size: 55 EU or 7.25 US (resizing possible)

    Dimensions: 21 x 10 mm

    Condition: Signs of wear and scratches on stones

    Weight: 4.2 gr

    *L’écrin ancien n’est pas vendu avec le bijou*

  • antique wedding forget me not ringbague ancienne en or

    Forget-me-not turquoise ring in 18 karat rose gold (750), featuring a central design of a blossoming branch set with five turquoise cabochons and a faceted glass. The ring’s band is hollow and holds a braided lock of hair that decorates the entire circumference of the band. This memento ring dates from the second half of the 19th century, specifically the Napoleon III period.

    Hallmark: Owl

    Finger size: 61 EU or 9.5 US (resizable).

    Band width: 4 mm.

    Condition: slight deformation of the band around the hallmark area.

    Weight: 1.88 gr.


  • georgian gold swivel ringbague ancienne pivotante pensée

    Georgian portrait swivel ring in 18 karat (750) yellow gold. Antique ring with pivoting bezel, decorated with pansies and a portrait of a young woman. The miniatures are painted on mother-of-pearl and circled in black and gold. Swivel sentiment ring from the late 18th century, France.

    Marked with a cock’s head facing left, open beak, between 1798 and 1809.

    Finger size: 60.5 EU or 9.25 (can be cut to size on request at the risk of losing the hallmark).

    Note: the pivoting bezel works.
    Condition: scratches, small piece of glass inside the ring.

    Weight : 1,14 gr

    *The antique case is not sold with the jewel*.

  • bague in memory ofbague souvenir fleur en or

    Victorian mourning flower ring in yellow gold 18 karats (750). Antique ring centered with a carved sardonyx flower, surrounded by half pearls. The shoulders of the ring are enamelled black and reveal the words “In memory of” in gold letters. Antique memento ring, England, Birmingham, circa 1865.

    Owl hallmark, Birmingham hallmark, 18 hallmark, anchor hallmark, letter T hallmark, woman in profile hallmark.

    Finger size : 54 EU or 7 US (resizing: possible by 1 or 2 sizes)

    Size of the bezel : 10 mm

    Condition : some enamel missing, scratches from use

    Weight : 3.12 gr

  • bague marquise en or 18k

    An important 18th century marquise-type souvenir ring centred with the initials JO for John Olding.

  • bague portrait diamantantique georgian portrait diamond ring

    Georgian diamond portrait ring in rose gold 18 karats and silver 800 thousandth. Antique ring composed of a hexagonal bezel enclosing a lady’s portrait. The miniature portrait is painted on ivory, it is highlighted by a surround of thirty rose-cut diamonds in a silver setting. The basket is beautifully crafted, decorated with scrolls in cartouches corresponding to the hexagonal shape of the jewel. This ring is a transformable piece of jewellery. The bezel can be removed by means of a pin located at the basket.

    It is likely that the portrait, once removed from the ring, could be worn as a brooch or pendant by fitting it to another suitable structure.

    This ring dates from the late 18th century.

    Swan and owl hallmarks (later adds)

    Finger size: 51 EU or 5.5 US (sizing possible)

    Bezel size : 16 mm x 14 mm

    Estimated diamond weight : 0,15 carat

    Condition : fine scratches, some oxidation

    Weight : 6.50 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*