Georgian 14kt Carnelian Intaglio Signet Ring
A signet ring can be represented with an intaglio, which is created by carving below the surface of a stone or by a simple smooth seal. Its purpose would have been to seal the wax of a letter or note.
This beautiful intaglio signet ring is simply wonderful! From the Georgian (ca1750) era, the ring is made of 14kt yellow gold and holds an oval shaped carnelian stone with an intaglio carved into the center. The hand carved image depicts a man or woman's face from the side, including curled hair at the back of the neck and delicate facial features. The carnelian stone has a rich orange color which compliments the yellow gold setting beautifully. The intaglio rests within a closed back setting and has a raised floral accent on each shoulder completing the look perfectly. It's a remarkable ring with wonderful artistry and would make an incredible addition to any collection!
Measurements: The carnelian intaglio and gold bezel setting measures 7/8" tall and 5/8" wide. The ring is a size 7.5 but could be re-sized.
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.