Victorian Huge 14kt & Carnelian Lady Hope Intaglio Ring
The opposite of a cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce an image in relief with the purpose of pressing into sealing wax.
This gorgeous intaglio ring is absolutely exceptional. From the Victorian (ca1880) period, this lovely ring has a large, oval shaped carnelian with an intaglio carved into the center. The hand carved image portrays the Lady Hope resting against a large anchor. The carnelian stone is bezel set in a bold 14kt yellow gold mounting and has wonderful, rich orange color which compliments the yellow gold setting beautifully. The inside of the ring is marked "14K" along with a makers mark. It's a fantastic ring and would make a stunning addition to any collection!
Measurements: The carnelian intaglio and gold bezel setting measures approximately 1" wide, 1 1/4" tall and rests 1/4" atop your finger when worn. The ring is a size 6.75 but could easily be resized.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the carnelian intaglio.