18th Century Miniature Portrait Ring

18th Century Miniature Portrait Ring

A gorgeous 18th century miniature portrait ring. It is set with a large rectangular octagon shaped miniature painting of an elegant female figure. The ring would have been worn by a lover or a family member. The ring is 18k rose gold, and bears a French owl hallmark with the number '75'. (see the photo) The ring is most likely English, but this French hallmark indicates that the ring was brought to France, and was examined by French assay office around/since 1893. The French owl hallmark represents a gold piece that is imported from a country whose standards do not follow the French one. And '75' is a region number for Paris, so it shows that the ring was marked in Paris. The ring is currently US size 7.75 and resizable within moderation. 

N-S: Approximately 31mm