Date: c. 1880-1900, late Victorian period
Size: USA 7, UK N, EU 54 (resizable, though sizing up will be expensive, due to the heaviness and width of the shank)
Materials: dendritic agate, 14k rose gold (unmarked; tested with nitric & muriatic agate)
Weight: 5.8 grams
Marks: [K-E] jeweler’s mark or initials
Dimension of agate/ring face: 15.5 x 10.9 mm
Dimension of decorative shoulders: 9.9 x 11 mm
Width of shank: 5.4 – 5.5 mm
Thickness of shank: 0.8 – 1 mm
Condition: the main flaw to take note of is the chip to the underside corner of the agate (not visible from the front); I have asked my jeweler to fill in this chip with jeweler’s epoxy to prevent future damage to the stone. See the last photo included in this listing for more details.
Other flaws are age-related blemishes: general surface wear to the gold (some shallow nibbles and scratches here and there). The surface of the agate has some very light scratches, when examined at a slant against the light. This ring has been sized down in the past; the back of the shank has a very subtle joint line. There is some dirt / grime to the back of the ring face.