C. 1990. Filigree detailing on its openwork gallery adds to the captivating allure of this carved carnelian intaglio ring from our Estate collection. Carrying the mark of history, this carved intaglio profile of an ancient hero into the richly-colored carnelian is incredibly detailed and evocative of times gone past. 14kt white gold ring. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
CARNELIAN: A brownish-red mineral, carnelian has been used for centuries to make engraved gems and signet rings, intaglios and especially seal rings, because hot wax does not adhere to it. Its name comes from the Latin word for cherry, since the lush red color of the carnelian so resembles the vivid red fruit.
(Color: Red, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Intaglio,
INTAGLIO: A carving that is engraved below the gemstone's surface to create a particular design.
Size: 12x12 mm)