Carnelian Intaglio Ring, 18K Gold, Victorian, Medieval Seal, Reverse Carved, Vintage Fine Jewelry
Here is a stunning 18K gold carnelian ring. It is a two sided ring, one side has a dainty flower carved on the carnelian with AMOI written beneath, while a bird (perhaps a Robin) is depicted on the other side carrying a heart. The carnelian stone is set on a simple polished gold band, which is hallmarked right where the band goes through the stone. The 50 is visible for 750, 18K gold. Tests as 18K gold.
The shape and design of this ring is delightful, enhanced by the contrast between the dark carnelian stone and the crispness of polished gold.
The intaglio at the centre of the carnelian is very well done. It depicts the cute bird on one side and a flower on the other. So it is a very romantic ring with loving pictural messages.
When a carving is done inwards, such as this, it is called 'intaglio' which is the opposite to 'cameo'. The methods and materials are similar, however intaglios can be used, and were used during medieval times, to make a raised impression in wax for sealing documents.
This is a beautiful ring that looks fabulous on. Very comfortable to wear.
In very good vintage condition,
ring size 8, 5/8" in length by 3/8" wide
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