Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75
We have similar Sardonyx and Intaglio items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Markings: Marked “15k” and an unidentified makers mark on the inside of the band, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: United Kingdom. Gram Weight: 3.4 Grams. Metal Type: 15k Yellow Gold. Main Stone Measurements/Color: Measures 11.7 mm long by 7.7 mm wide, Semi-translucent bright red hue as well as semi-translucent white hue. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Oval Cabochon Cut. Item Measurements: The face of the ring measures 0.54″ long measured north to south on the finger by 0.73″ wide including the shoulders. Ring Size: 8.75. Sizable by your local jeweler: Yes. There are hand chased foliate motifs adorning the shoulders of the ring, in a unique and natural motif. Damage: Age appropriate wear. The gold is ever so slightly patinaed in the low relief areas, which is to be expected of an item this age, and adds to the character of the piece. There is a crack running through the center of the stone. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Sardonyx is a type of chalcedony that usually contains flat-banded, white and brownish-red bands. For most of sardonyx’s history, it has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces containing cameos of Venus in the hopes of harnessing the powers of the goddess of love. Soldiers wore sardonyx rings and intaglios containing images of the Mars, the god of war, into battle with the hopes that the sardonyx jewelry would act as protection. Intaglios are formed when an artisan carves downwards, into a stone, to create an image, design, or pattern in low relief. These carving can be done in any material, though for jewelry purposes intaglios are often made out of precious or semi-precious stones as well as coral and glass. Intaglio rings often serve a purpose similar to either signet rings or cameos, as they can be used as a way to seal important documents or they can be used to celebrate archaic figures. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item “Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75″ is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Featured Refinements: Antique Gold Ring
  • Gender: Female
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Style: Band
  • Metal Purity: 15k
  • Main Stone: Sardonyx
  • Metal: Yellow Gold
  • Ring Size: 8.75

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 15k Gold English Intaglio Sardonyx Band Ring Sz 8.75