Vintage ring with a rectangular cameo
Are you looking for a classic item of
jewellery? The appeal of the cameo is timeless. It first became popular during the
Roman Empire and then made a revival in the Renaissance. It has enjoyed lasting
popularity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This handcrafted miniature
is a popular work of art.
Nerd alert: One of the largest cameos can
be found in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. The Grand Camée de France is made with
sardonyx quartz featuring black, brown, red and white. It’s as long as a ruler
and nearly just as wide. Unfortunately, not much is known about its origin or its
age. We do know that King Louis XVI
had this showpiece stored in the Cabinet des Médailles in the national library
in Paris in 1791.
Please note: the cameo ring that’s for sale in this online store is made from delicate shell. It’s not a big fan of heat or bright lights. Please keep this ring in the box when you’re not wearing it.
Price: €350 (including shipping costs and certificate of authenticity)
Age: vintage, from the 1950s
Materials: 9ct yellow gold and aragonite (carnelian conch)
Condition: very good, minor surface wear
Size: O (UK/AU)/ 17 1/4 (NL/DU) – can be resized
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