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Georgian, 18ct Gold, Onyx Intaglio Ring


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Product SKU: ARB-329

Onyx intaglio ring, 18th century. This ring is set with a striking black onyx with an expertly centred stripe of white – a much-sought after pattern in onyx in the latter half of the 19th century. This beautiful section of onyx is intricately carved in intaglio with the coat of arms of the Long family, depicted in reverse for imprinting wax seals. The centre depicts a lion rampant emerging from a ducal coronet, within a garter border with the motto ‘Pieux Quoique Preux’ or ‘Pious, though Valiant’. An intaglio seal ring of extraordinary quality – something for the collector.



Place Of Origin

United Kingdom

Stone Type


Stone Dimensions

Central intaglio: 16.5mm x 16.5mm

Height of setting: 2.5mm
Width of setting at front: 17mm x 17mm

Metal Type

18 carat yellow gold

Date Of Manufacture

1770 - 1800

Period Of Manufacture




Signs Of Wear

Minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK Q / US 8 (complimentary re-size available)


4.55 grams (gross)