Antique Signet Ring 18k Gold Hardstone Intaglio Cameo Woman in Profile (6653)


Antique signet ring. 18k yellow gold, chalcedony intaglio carved cameo. Intaglio significantly older than the mount, which is of undetermined age. Unisex - suitable for either a man or a woman.  <P><P>
Measurements: US size 6.5 (can be resized). Weight is 8.7 grams. <P><P>
Description : Very strong, solid gold mount, possibly of more recent construction. Typical form of an oval signet ring as worn by either a man or a woman. Set with a much older pale chalcedony hardstone, carved in the classical manner to depict a woman in profile. Classic Greek features with hair pulled back in a loose bun, locks curling down her neck. Goes from nearly invisible in the shade, to great beauty as the light catches the woman and almost brings her to life. Inside shank shows signs of hand hammering. <P><P>
Marks:  No marks. Gold was acid tested to ensure metal purity.   <P><P>
Condition: Good with negligible wear commensurate with age.  Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.   <P><P> Note: In order to show details, some of the pictures show chalcedony darker than reality.  Also, please note that the red showing in some of the pictures is a trick of the camera and does not exist in reality.


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