Ancient Roman Carnelian Intaglio Ring 22K Yellow Gold Museum Quality
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.
No hallmark. Tested 22K yellow gold.
T.W.: 3.5 DWT (5.5 grams)
Very good, wear consistent with age and use.
No serious damage to the gold setting and the stone is in perfect condition.