An authentic solid 14K yellow gold handmade original Georgian amethyst intaglio seal ring dating to the later part of the 18th Century. This amazing handmade ring is a custom made ring and is entirely handmade with no cast or machined components. The ring rises high from the finger and is fully engraved down the shoulders and under the set intaglio amethyst. There are still some traces of wax within the intaglio indicating that it was used as a seal by the original owner. The coat of arms is superbly carved.
This amazing coat of arms has been carved into the table of a handcut large natural amethyst. The crown of the amethyst is faceted towards the girdle and there are some facets to the bottom of the amethyst which is native cut typical of the time.I just love the rich color contrast between the antique gold setting and the natural amethyst. In different lights the amethyst looks more stormy or more lilac picking up the atmosphere of the moment. This ring is a size 8 US. It is sizable to almost any size required. In total it weighs 14.14 grams.
Although unmarked professional testing has confirmed solid 14K yellow gold. This indicates that it is likely this was probably of continental origin. The beautiful set amethyst measures approximately 20mm x 19mm x 9mm and weighs 19 carats.This astonishing Georgian ring is an heirloom quality piece. It has a nostalgia to it and a mystery which is wonderful.
What was their life like at the time? What balls and events did they attend? Just imagine where this ring has been during the ages.... it's an amazing piece. What we can say for sure amidst this mystery is that this ring was commissioned by someone with significant means and rank.
It makes the perfect acquisition for any fine jewelry collection. This is a rare ring in astonishing condition. Full appraisal papers will accompany this piece. It will be sent in a presentation box ready for gifting and for safe keeping.
Layaways up to 9 months are welcome on all our pieces. The item "Amethyst Intaglio GEORGIAN 18TH C Seal Signet Ring 14K Gold Antique Fine Unisex" is in sale since Wednesday, July 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery".
The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.