Rare 17th Century Carved Coral Cameo Conversion Ring in 14k
Cameos are part of glyptic art and represent some design that stands out in relief (the opposite of intaglios), but they are more than just engraving- they can tell us a story of art and fashion changes through the centuries.
Appearing centuries ago, cameos always carried some message that the wearer wanted to reveal to the public: “it protects me in a fight” as an amulet in ancient Greece; “I am wealthy and respectable” as an expensive collectible piece in Renaissance; or “I am educated and well-traveled” as a Grand Tour souvenir in Victorian England.
This stunning conversion ring features an angel's face in a buttery 14k gold setting. His sweet face and present expression can put a smile on your face each time you glance at it. A beautiful addition to any ring stack or historical collection.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, coral
Age/Origin: Earlty 17th Century
Measurements: Size 4, 3 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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