This delightful carved cupid rock crystal cameo Georgian diamond ring is both very rare and very fine. It features a deeply dimensional and beautifully sculpted face in amethyst foil backed rock crystal.Who exactly is our little friend... A Renaissance putto, a Hellenistic Cupid, the face of Innocence, the divine Christ Child or simply a lovely human child? I think that's a matter purely for your interpretation. The beautiful carved natural rock crystal gem is backed by an amethyst colored reflective foil which, judging by the way the face comes alive when it catches the light, remains in excellent condition.
The carving lights up as if there is a tiny moving light bulb or perhaps an illuminated spirit inside! This charming and very clever effect can be seen in some of the photos. For the technically inclined, this results from the dimensionality of the carving, the slightly frosted surface and the use of a colored foil behind colorless rock crystal instead of simply using amethyst. He also has quite different expressions from perfectly innocent to quite cheeky depending upon the lighting and the angle of view.. Again demonstrating the understanding and ability of the scupltor.This effect is also be seen in the photographs. The carved gem is held securely in a solid gold bezel and framed with twenty four rose cut diamonds. Of course, the diamonds are set in silver and the diamonds hand cut. In Georgian times, silver was the only choice for setting diamonds.
White gold and platinum had yet to be invented and using yellow gold causes a yellowish reflection in the diamonds. The closed back setting and typically decorated Georgian shank are both solid fourteen karat yellow gold. The ring weighs 10.4g and measures 25 x 20 mm. The cameo itself 19 x 14 mm. The diamonds 2mm x 1mm.This piece is of Continental origin. It is a size 5 1/2 us. It has the soft patina of two hundred years, it is authentically and entirely from the Georgian period and is of museum quality. It is also in excellent wearable condition, there is the smallest of chips to the tip of the nose. A wonderful addition to your collection or a superb gift. This super ring has been examined by a specialist antique jewelry appraiser, included is the Certificate. The photos form part of the description.
Like all colored stones there is a color variation that occurs in different lighting conditions both inside but also outside, even the time of day can make the color of a stone appear a little different. We do our best to show colors as we see them.Color perception is highly individual and some people can perceive more colors than others, also colors can appear somewhat different on different screens and devices due to variations in screen hardware and device display settings. Georgian Rock Crystal Cameo Rose Cut Diamond Gold Ring Cupid Angel Antique" is in sale since Monday, December 12, 2016. 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.