Granulated ring in Argentium silver, with a Victorian black onyx flower cameo. Paul gathered a nice collection of these Victorian flower cameos many years ago, and recently offered them to me to work with. I’ve set a few into rings, and I think this one is my favourite!
It’s clearly a Cornflower, which in the flower language of the day, meant refined beauty and hopefulness in love. The contrasting white and black layers of the stone were carved quite delicately, and I have set it in a simple bezel that lets the stone really shine.
The band has a circular motif going around it, symbolizing the summer Sun under which the Cornflower blooms in the grain fields. More delicate granulation runs along the edge of the band, outlined with bold square wire borders.