Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage

Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage

Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage
Elease your inner warrior with this incredible intaglio ring! I happen to think that intaglio rings are pretty darn cool. In the days of wax seals, these deeply carved rings were used to add a personal insignia to correspondence. Now that sealing wax has gone out of letters and why? ! Its just a really neat way of signing a letter these rings are highly collected for their skillfully wrought images. It came from an estate in Maryland. This is likely a ladies ring due to the more feminine style of the band, but the face is big and bold and would be at home on a masculine hand as well. The red brown carnelian agate (a form of quartz) measures 14mmx14mm. The center of the stone has a round, polished indentation which is carved with the image of a warrior in a helmet (likely Spartan, but could be another Greek or Roman warrior). The carving shows delicate detail on the plume of the helmet and has something that looks like a spear under the image of the face. Very nice, sharp detail on the carving. The carnelian is bezel set into a rose gold square bezel with an engraved motif. The shoulders of the ring have a milgrained and engraved geometric design but the back of the band is plain which allows for easy resizing. The undermount of the ring is plain rose gold. Condition is very good. The carving is clear and shows little wear. The only thing that makes this piece look like anything other than brand new is a chip in the corner visible under magnification and another along the edge of one side which you can see with the naked eye. Its almost like a small piece as been sheared off and repaired. This certainly does not detract from the beauty of wearability of the piece. Its very likely been resized over the years, but it has been so skillfully done that no evidence remains. Current size is a 9 but it can be taken up or down with ease by your trusted jeweler. This ring weighs 6.5 grams. The item “Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage” is in sale since Sunday, October 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings”. The seller is “mrsgotrocks” and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Metal Purity: 14k
  • Featured Refinements: Victorian Ring
  • Main Stone: Carnelian
  • Ring Size: 9
  • Style: Signet
  • Metal: Rose Gold

Spartan Carved CARNELIAN AGATE Greco-Roman INTAGLIO Ring 14K Rose Gold Vintage