An extremely attractive Vintage 9 carat Gold
Cameo Dress Ring, one of the nicer images we’ve seen carved on a Cameo, hallmarked
in 1979, making it nearly forty-years-old, and ideally suited to a larger
finger size S, but can be re-sized.
* Cameos are
known to have been around since ancient times, but the modern tradition began around the fifteenth or
sixteenth century and was made popular by Queen Victoria [1837-1901], although
Catherine the Great of Russia is also said to have owned a large collection.
Cameos carved from shell are still the most popular type of cameo sold today.
Picture an antique cameo and the first image that pops into your mind is an
elegant woman's profile carved out of white shell against a coral background,
and being one of the most treasured
sculpted images this fascinating Ring will make a sentimental keepsake and a
work of art !!
|Metal Purity:9 carat Yellow Gold||Dimensions:21mm x 13mm|