Antique Man’s Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)

Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)
Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)
Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)
Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)
Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)
Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)

Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)
22k gold and carved gemstone Akik (chalcedony or other form of quartz). Made in Afghanistan circa 1870. Measurements: US size 7.25. The length of the bezel is 5/8inches (14mm). Weighs 4.8 grams. Description : Made for a man, this ring can be worn by a man or a woman. The rich round shank comes to an oval besel at a right angle to the shank. The bezel is set with a deep red gem, intaglio cameo carved into the portrait of a warrior. The entire surface of the bright gold shank is decorated with an engraved pattern. The sides of the cell that holds the gemstone with raised gold dots in triangular patterns. Very strong designs – in keeping with the military nature of the portrait. The stone is a deep red and quite lovely in color. The portrait shows a warrior in profile, wearing some kind of helmet with circular features. Akik carved gems have great significance within Islam, but we do not know what the connection is with this figure/portrait. It is considered a semi-precious gemstone. Akik gems are considered sacred and holy by Muslims/Islam because the Prophet Mohammed wore such a ring. It is possible that the carved gem in this ring was made a long time before the gold mount. Similar figures are seen in Bactrian coins dating two hundred years BC. Other possibilities (eg Sassanian) exist, but we cannot prove any of these possible connections. Marks: No marks as is to be expected of antique Indian jewelry. We acid tested the gold to ensure metal purity. Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age, includes a tiny ding to the high carat gold which is very soft. Please see enlarged pictures and don’t hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE. See our policies below. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don’t forget to insure and track properly. Any questions, just ask. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item “Antique Man’s Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)” is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings”. The seller is “brendaginsberg” and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: intaglio
  • Metal: Yellow Gold
  • Metal Purity: 22k
  • Main Stone: akik
  • Style: Signet
  • Ring Size: 7.25
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Afghanistan

Antique Man's Ring Gold Intaglio Carved Gem Portrait Warrior Afghanistan (6486)