Ancient Roman Carnelian Intaglio Ring 22K Yellow Gold Museum Quality

$8,900.00 USD

This Ancient Roman hard stone intaglio ring is set with an oval carnelian finely engraved in a closed back rubover setting within a 22K yellow gold smoothly rounded trumpeting shoulders to a hollow elliptical tapering shank.

The visible engraved gem measures 12.2 mm by 9 mm, the edges concealed by the rub over setting so the stone is a little larger than that. 

The carnelian intaglio is rubover set in a handmade high carat gold ring, a tapered hoop swelling at the shoulders and fashioned from gold sheet which makes for an impressive sized and striking finger ring that is still comfortable to wear.

  • 22K yellow gold
  • Circa 1st/2nd century AD
  • Fashioned from fine color natural red carnelian about 4.5 cts.

Marking
No hallmark. Tested 22K yellow gold.

Measurements/Weight
Size: 8
T.W.: 3.5 DWT (5.5 grams)

Wear
Very good, wear consistent with age and use.
No serious damage to the gold setting and the stone is in perfect condition.