14k Gold Tagliamonte Intaglio Ring Androclus & Lion Dog Sapphire Cabs Size 7 1/2. Looking like something a Princess would wear, this 14 karat gold ring, hand crafted by the master artisans at Tagliamonte, is simply beautiful. The solid yellow gold setting has a gleaming finish with the rich luster of ancient gold that is most harmonious with the lemon yellow color of the intaglio and its fascinating subject. The highly detailed Venetian glass cameo in golden citrine yellow depicts a child with a lion, taken from the Roman legend of Androclus and the Lion. The carved design is clearly readable: the boy kneels before the majestic lion, gently holding the beast’s paw to remove a thorn. I love this story with its happy ending (although it makes me cry) and the ring portraying it is a pleasure to see. The legend is recounted after the asterisk at the end of this description if you care to read it. The ring is signed “B” in concentric circles below “14k[t] Italy” on an oval plaque inside the ring. This is one of the marks of Tagliamonte, a family-owned company founded in Italy in 1943. Intaglio jewelry has been popular, revisited and revived since ancient Roman times and Tagliamonte, who is known for this type of jewelry, takes great pride in its creations and the excellence of its craftsmanship. This ring, with its timeless design is a handcrafted work of art to wear and treasure. Weighing 5.1 grams, the ring is a size 7.5 and the rectangular face that frames the slightly recessed intaglio like a painting is about 9/16″ by about 7/16″. The rectangle ranges in depth from about 1/4″ to about 1/8″ and the sides of the box thus formed are textured with parallel vertical lines. Blue sapphire cabochons are bezel-set on the shoulders, where they are prominently seen when the ring is viewed from the front or sides, adding color, interest and that extra something that makes everyone who sees it know right away it is really special. The cabs are flanked by curlicues with beading at the tips and the rest of the shank or band is fancy too, with interesting lines, openwork and engraved designs. The ring is in Very Good / Excellent vintage condition with nothing more than expected surface dirt, light scratches and perhaps slight tarnish. There are no flaws of consequence and it is absolutely sensational. Classic and classy, this regal ring is always in style and good taste and will go with everything, night or day, to work or play, from denim to dressy. It will bring the romance and civilization of antiquity to your fingertips, making all your gestures more opulent and elegant. And what a gift it would make! Sure to become a treasured heirloom, it will come to you in a gift box, which you may understandably decide to use for something else. An exceptional Tagliamonte ring eloquently depicting Androclus and the Lion in 14 karat yellow gold with sapphire cabs for your collection! Androclus and the Lion According to legend, Androclus was a slave boy who ran away and took refuge in a cave where he was terrified to be awakened by a bellowing lion. Discovering the creature was in pain because of a thorn in his paw, Androclus gently removed it, to the lion’s great relief and gratitude and the two became fast friends. When the time came, the boy was dying of fright, knowing he would be killed but when the roaring lion was released, the youth’s cries of terror turned to ones of joy as the lion that rushed forth was his old friend from the cave. Seeing them happily reunited like a boy and his dog, everyone was amazed and on hearing his tale, they decided to free both of them. Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry. Both methods include gift box. International buyers aware of the rules and expenses of importing into their country are welcome. WE LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! If you have a complaint, please let us know. It is our highest ambition to deserve 5 Stars. We thank you for your custom! Powered by SixBit’s eCommerce Solution. The item “14k Gold Tagliamonte Intaglio Ring Androclus & Lion Dog Sapphire Cabs Size 7 1/2″ is in sale since Thursday, March 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Rings”. The seller is “momandpopcybershop” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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