Early 20th Century, 18ct Gold, Chrysoberyl and Diamond 'Faun' Ring

SKU: ARB-557

£3,950

Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl Faun Ring. ‘Cat’s Eye’ is a type of chrysoberyl that is filled with microscopic needle-links inclusions that reflect the light in a single fine line when cut in a domed ‘cabochon’ shape, looking like a cat’s pupil. While other stones can also produce this effect, chrysoberyls are by far the most highly prized, for their attractive body colour and the fineness of the flash of light that plays across them. This characterful Art Nouveau design sets a cat’s eye in the mouth of a faun, its face imaginatively modelled and intricately hand-finished, its eyes set with a pair of glittering single-cut diamonds. A fascinating statement ring, full of the drama and pathos of fin-de-siècle jewellery design.

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Why I love it... 

“ This ring is a true work of art. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is unbelievable. The twisting horns forming the band of the ring, glistening diamond eyes, the cabochon chrysoberyl emulating a crystal ball and locks of hair carved into the gold, truly amazing.” 

- Sammy, Founder


Place of Origin:

United Kingdom

Stone Type:

Chrysoberyl 0.50ct total

'Diamond eyes'

Setting Dimensions:

Front Head 14mm x 19mm

Metal Type:

18ct Yellow Gold

Manufacture Date & Period:

1900 -1910 / Edwardian

Condition & Wear:

Very Good / Wear commensurate with age

Band Size:

UK O / US 7.25 (complimentary re-size available)

This ring cannot be re-sized

We offer a FREE complimentary ring sizing service. Just leave a note on your order at the checkout.

If you want your ring resized quickly add "EXPRESS RESIZING" for £75 to your order along with desired size and the name of the ring.

If you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

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Can a ring be re-sized?

Yes, the majority of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and we'll take care of the rest!

What is my ring size?

Once you’ve set your heart on the perfect ring, if you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

How long does re-sizing take?

Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Can I purchase a ring and later return to be re-sized?

Yes, we will do our very best to help you every step of the way. There is no additional charge for this but the buyer is responsible for return postage and insurance upon return.

Can I pay in installments/layaway?

Yes, we are happy to spread over a few months. Please contact us directly to discuss a
suitable payment method and plan. We do not charge interest for installment payments.

Does the ring come with a certificate?

While most of our rings are accompanied with a gemological certificate, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is
an additional charge for this. All of rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.

Do you ship items internationally?

Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes
and duties may apply. However, we currently do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Russia, Singapore and UAE. You can read our shipping page for more information.

How long will it take for the ring to arrive?

For UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive. For orders from all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 4-5 business days for your order to arrive. Local taxes and duties may apply. You can read our shipping page for more information.

Where are you based, and do you have a shop I can visit?

We are based in London, England, and, for the time being, we are exclusively an online retailer.

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