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Georgian carnelian intaglio with cyphers and rose-cut diamonds

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An amazing gold and silver ring, which has been bezel set with an octagonal carnelian intaglio of cyphers: E entwined with H or M in Gothic style.

The intaglio is supported by, and set between, rose-cut diamonds in massive silver collets at the shoulders.

These float above the highly decorated engraved floral bifurcated shank where it attaches to the gold rayed verso of the central mount.

Engraved gold epaulets, designed as leaves, are applied atop the shank to join the silver mounted rose-cut diamonds.

This glorious ring is highly unusual.

.Similar rings may be seen in Rings, Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty, (D. Scarisbrick, pg. 189, plt.252, and pg. 191, plt.256)

Currently size 9+

 

 


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